I've always liked Christmas--the aesthetic, even more-so than the presents. It's one of very few lapses into Old World sensibilities that an American may still occasionally witness. And for the non-Catholic, the Christmas carol by candlelight is perhaps our sole faint whiff of true pomp and circumstance. I remember believing in Santa Claus to roughly … Continue reading Closing in on a first novel
https://youtu.be/nkPBgDufzl4 My first written episode for VivaEllipsis is now live on Youtube. It features gorgeous illustration by John Dooley and equally skillful narration by Richard Di Britannia. The text version is available here. Thanks to the mysterious creator of VivaEllipsis for the opportunity! Enjoy!
In the course of human history, the reaching of a mass consensus, especially when achieved in sudden urgency, has far more often presaged colossal errors than uniform correctness. All mass advances in reason, logic, and practicality which stand the test of time, rather than relying upon the cheap crutches of peer pressure, groupthink, and Presentism, … Continue reading Affidavit of Civil Noncompliance with Biomedical and/or Transhuman Alteration
(My last post on the subject, for those who are sick of it---no pun intended). Please forgive the unconventional structure, but its piece-by-piece approach seemed to me the only way to avoid glossing over things that I find passé which may be crucial new information to some. By the end, my conclusion as to what … Continue reading The Metaphysics of COVID19
A highly contagious, moderate-to-low mortality bioweapon escapes from a lab (intentionality is impossible to determine, so it is treated as irrelevant). The fact that it came from a lab is initially obstructed by global medical and political bodies out of the two-fold fear that the news could contribute to a racist sentiment (due to its … Continue reading A Thought Experiment
The inspiring article. As Above, So Below The ancient paradox of lawless ruleGlimmers as a subterranean jewel.Awaits unearthing like its foretellersSleeps uneasy in dire vaults and cellarsAside Nephilim bones, watchers, dwellers. Hell's apocrypha, Lucifer's gospelA set of symbols clamorous, awful.Penned by the idolatrous, idle handOf he who worshiped a mirror, til sandOf a just desert … Continue reading Reply to an Article in Poem Form
When one does not acknowledge or even entertain the possibility of objective truth (be it decreed by gods, God, the Dao, or even the ability of humanity to occasionally comprehend an objective phenomenon with their subjective minds), morals become as vague and malleable as politics. In other words, they are there to serve a purpose … Continue reading Form to Imperative to Dialectic
If I had to contrast myself with the time I'm living in (always a difficult & rather vain thing to do), I would have to settle upon the fact that I more-or-less remember who I was as a child and feel that person is with me still. A less fanciful way of saying this might … Continue reading Frantic Novelty vs The Inner Child
Dear friends, I wanted to take a moment to bring you up to speed on my current scribbling endeavors and tentative plans for the future. I'm always pleasantly surprised and grateful when I look at this site's analytics and see people are still visiting its pages and downloading its literature PDFs despite my frequent absences. … Continue reading Author Update
Dear friends, If you're in the mood to discover new music, please support my friends at Musicto by visiting their site and listening to the custom playlists I've made for them below. “Music to Summon the Guardian Angel” [metal] “Becoming the Boomer” [rock] Let me know if you find something you like and hadn't heard … Continue reading Musicto Playlists Now Available!