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The Numinous, Trauma, and What Comes After Aug 2, 2021 Essays Imagine you see a UFO. It doesn’t have to be a UFO, but Something that doesn’t fit in your worldview: light(s) in the sky not following all the Fatherhood – 6 Years Aug 2, 2020 Essays Let me begin, my daughter thrives (even now) and nothing makes me happier. And while I believe that, today, I don’t have the certainty of that I Soul Retrieval Dec 6, 2019 Essays I grew up in the library. I was -in large part- raised by books… for much of my life I marinated in books, I inhaled them. They were some of my Burning Man 2019 - Going it Alone Nov 3, 2019 Essays & Travel Note: This piece was heavily edited for a bunch of reasons. If the transition worked, I just cut the bit but you may occasionally see [Redacted]. If On the Limits of Relationships Oct 9, 2019 Essays The ‘Dunbar Number’ is a figure that purports to be able to determine –by looking at primate neo-cortex proportions- how large a particular Composing a Life Jun 9, 2019 Essays On an episode of one of my favorite podcasts ‘On Being’ I heard the guest speak about ‘composing a life.’ I appreciated this metaphor; so often it’s A Review of Desert X Mar 20, 2019 Essays & Travel Let’s begin here; attending Desert X was a phenomenal daytrip and the most ambitious artist’s date I’ve ever taken. If you’re unfamiliar, Desert X Fatherhood - 4 and a Half Years In Jan 20, 2019 Essays It is an extreme pleasure to start this essay, as I been able to start all these fatherhood essays, that my Scare-People & False Signifiers Jan 14, 2019 Essays In my apartment’s laundry, there is what appears to be a security camera (it might be fake). Someone has placed a crumpled sticker over the plastic Pilgrimage to the Center: Burning Man 2018 Oct 3, 2018 Travel & Essay & Essays Of all the cultural and tribal identities that have accreted to me like barnacles, the one I am most comfortable with, the one that fits best is ScreenWorld Apr 4, 2018 Essays Plato imagined a cave of untruths, chained captives captivated by flickering shadows on the wall. Marshall Mcculan said the medium is the message Fatherhood: Three Years In Sep 25, 2017 Essays On July 30th my daughter -Elliott Rose Perkins- turned three. On September 12th, she attended her first day of pre-school. Milestones like these Pokémon Go and the Invitation to Play Nov 5, 2016 Essays I considered –briefly- writing an essay about why I’m not playing Pokémon Go despite it seeming to be nearly perfectly designed to appeal to me: a 3 Things I Learned Wearing “Women’s” Pants Apr 13, 2016 Essays So, first things first, there’s nothing particularly ‘womanly’ about the bright blue pants I picked up while thrifting (which are perfect as a base Fatherhood: Seven Months In Apr 2, 2015 Essays TLDR - I Like it, it’s hard sometimes, but it’s helping me become a better person and I love my daughter. Long Version If what my mother modeled for Fatherhood 22 Months In Apr 2, 2015 Essays When it comes to parenthood, first and foremost let me say my daughter thrives and nothing makes me happier. I recently reread my earlier essays Monogamish Mar 9, 2015 Essays It is the 9th day of March in the year 2015 and as I write these words, I am deeply in love and lust with my wife, someone with whom I Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Frankenstein, Lex Luthor, and the Hobbled Genius in Fiction May 4, 2012 Essays Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Frankenstein, Lex Luthor and the Hobbled Genius in Fiction I dig me some supervillains, but of all their tropes and flavors I