Matt Civico

Matt Civico

Montreal
Matt lives and writes from Montreal, where he and his wife do their best to value food, friends and song over hoarded gold. He is the editor of Common Pursuits and you can find him at mattcivico.com
Sep
07
Good Words: September '22

Good Words: September '22

Fantasy role-playing games: harmless fun, a crucible for virtue formation and moral imagination, or dubious political metaphor?
4 min read
Aug
10
Good Words: August '22

Good Words: August '22

The Bright Ages, a "bloggy" path to understanding, and Mammon's right hand – techne.
3 min read
Jul
26
Good Words: July '22

Good Words: July '22

Hanging out, having kids, the apocalypse, and everything science cannot say – oh, and how to be (aggressively) happy.
4 min read
May
11
Practicing Presence Amid On-Demand Distraction

Practicing Presence Amid On-Demand Distraction

When was the last time you did something and didn’t try to upgrade the task by layering another activity on top of it?
3 min read
Apr
06
Towards Technopoly: The Broken Defences

Towards Technopoly: The Broken Defences

However imperfect the former things were, Postman is determined to argue for the value of the things we've lost.
8 min read
Jan
26
Learning The Steps of The Sidewalk Ballet

Learning The Steps of The Sidewalk Ballet

An experience of "the ballet of the good city sidewalk" in Montreal.
5 min read
Dec
31
2020 Year-in-Review

2020 Year-in-Review

Our top posts from 2020 for readers' enjoyment!
3 min read
Dec
15
Manual Competence & Analogue Joys

Manual Competence & Analogue Joys

It’s a strange experience in 2020 to value the constrained experience of an old Walkman more than the everything-right-now proposition of Spotify.
4 min read
Dec
01
Towards Technopoly: The Improbable World

Towards Technopoly: The Improbable World

Postman describes the dangers of an instant and functionally unlimited media environment.
7 min read
Nov
24
A Time for Poetry & Time for Poems

A Time for Poetry & Time for Poems

I read the words, but I don't read the poems, not really.
4 min read