March 18, 2021 in Verse

Vulgar Materialist

Embodied, they say, as if bound in an unholy cage. Ensouled, they say, as if…
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March 11, 2021 in Auto­bi­og­raphy, Verse


List­less I lie, an under­whelming lump, Racked as they pump, turn, and tighten…
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June 6, 2020 in Phi­los­ophy, Psy­chology

Float Betwixt Vice and Virtue

In terms of innate poten­tiality, we are a totally depraved species. I have little trouble…
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May 15, 2020 in Archi­tec­ture + Objects, Phi­los­ophy

Communing with Our Environs

Someone once described my rela­tion­ship to the house as one of rooted entwine­ment, that it…
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May 8, 2020 in Sci­ence, Society

Miss the Disease for the Trees

Do you know what I do when there’s really dam­aging mis­in­for­ma­tion being touted, not the…
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May 6, 2020 in Phi­los­ophy, Sci­ence

Living is Dying?

It’s tempting and some­times even darkly humorous to call living dying, but in truth when…
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May 6, 2020 in Aperçu, Coro­natide

Unnurtured Nature

As we ponder human nature and our ability to comply, one way­ward thought. We really…
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May 5, 2020 in Aperçu, Auto­bi­og­raphy

Akesis – Sybarisis

The cen­tral paradox of my life will, I pre­dict, be the tandem sybaritic and ascetic…
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April 16, 2020 in Aperçu, Auto­bi­og­raphy


He was a man for whom taking a com­pli­ment was the hardest thing in the…
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April 16, 2020 in Coro­natide, Society

Quarantino, Motherfuckers

The Eng­lish word quar­an­tine derives from the Italian quar­an­tino for forty days, alluding to the…
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April 2, 2020 in Aperçu, Society

Lapdogs of the Venal Press

Things that piss me off a little bit? Writing about some cur­rent event, exam­ining and…
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March 28, 2020 in Aperçu, Auto­bi­og­raphy

The Cough

Standing six feet from the neigh­bor­hood phar­macy counter. Sup­presses imme­diate urge to cough. Sweet Jesus,…
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March 24, 2020 in Coro­natide, Society

Remedies to Unpreparedness

Things the con­ser­va­tion-minded like myself have been ped­dling for what feels like mil­lennia to lukewarm…
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March 23, 2020 in Auto­bi­og­raphy, Coro­natide

A Facebook Précis

The way I wel­comed a bunch of new Coro­natide folks on Face­book, amusing enough to…
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March 20, 2020 in Coro­natide, Pol­i­tics, Society

Unlikely Gratitude

I’m very grateful in gen­eral for the rel­a­tively speedy responses by gov­ern­ment offi­cials — from…
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March 20, 2020 in Coro­natide, Society

Grandaddy Depression Man

Every­body laughed. Everyone snick­ered at the Depres­sion Era Grandaddy with his euphemistic “Archives”: His jam…
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