Who am I?

My name is Matthew Civico and I write.

What about?

I write about the interesting and untapped ideas running underneath the things many of us enjoy every day. Things like that new show on Netflix, the obscure movie you haven’t seen but should, and the book I’m reading.

Commenting on the creations of others is fun and worthwhile but I’m also in the business of creating my own projects. Expect to see snatches of fiction, short poetry, and playful thoughts on anything from hobbits to co-housing.

Why do it?

I agree with the teacher in Ecclesiastes when he says “there is nothing new under the sun,” because it’s true and it takes the pressure off.

C.S. Lewis’ words on this subject get at the kernel of what’s liberating about what seems like the biblical equivalent of a meh shrug.

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.

That’s something I can get behind, because who am I to say something anyway? It’s all vanity, after all.

Who wants to read this stuff?

You, apparently. Hopefully potential future editors, collaborators, well-wishers, and almost certainly my mother (hi, mom).