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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 En Memento Mori: Life in the Perma-Covid May 30, 2021 Essays & Blog Let us begin here, in what is the source of ancient & eternal wisdom: you will die. Unless you pin your hopes on some manner of transhuman excess or 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 & 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 An Invitation to the Burner Scene Oct 4, 2016 Essays & Travel Dear John; You are 29, and for the last few months your dear friend has been inviting you to house parties, camp outs, and other events of a Fatherhood 22 Months In May 1, 2016 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 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 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