Safe Choices, Healthy Choices

In my experience as a growing human being, and in my interactions with other people in that time, I think I've come to realize one of the little discussed, universal difficulties of life: the difficulty of determining when the choices we make that make us feel safe can be unhealthy, unfair, and harmful in the … Continue reading Safe Choices, Healthy Choices

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Manifestophilis (Interviews With the Devil): Postmodernism, Memes, Politics

The Devil: Hell is bureaucratic by nature. It’s all layers and laws, everything stacks on top of itself. Everything is infrastructure. This was all made for me, so what do you expect that I hate bureaucracy? Bureaucracy was made to torture me. Now that I’m on Earth it’s followed me: everywhere I go I must fight … Continue reading Manifestophilis (Interviews With the Devil): Postmodernism, Memes, Politics

Poetry Sample #1: “The Night Script,” “Tell Me Love,” “Transition”

As part of the release of All the Mediocre Tidbits of Life, I will be sharing some selections in a short series of posts. For this first selection I am sharing, not one, not two, but three poems from the book! I hope you enjoy them and they whet your appetite for more! March 3. … Continue reading Poetry Sample #1: “The Night Script,” “Tell Me Love,” “Transition”

New Book of Poetry: “All the Mediocre Tidbits of Life”

Well, after the long run of my Academic Abominations (and I can't guarantee that there wont be more in the future), I am happy to announce another self-published book of poetry available on Lulu: All the Mediocre Tidbits of Life is a collection of over a hundred poems and a handful of accompanying sketches composed … Continue reading New Book of Poetry: “All the Mediocre Tidbits of Life”

Academic Abominations (Or: Poor Papers From College) #6: “Beauty is in the Mind of the Beholder”

Beauty is in the Mind of the Beholder:        Beauty, Idealism, and Consumerism in Survival of the Prettiest, and Spent Beauty is all around us: it fills up screens and magazines; sells creams and lipstick and razors; we long to surround ourselves with it and long to have it in ourselves. We love it and we … Continue reading Academic Abominations (Or: Poor Papers From College) #6: “Beauty is in the Mind of the Beholder”