This is my first attempt at this kind of video. The good news is that it can only get better from here!
I finished “On Earth We Are Briefly Gorgeous”. It was really good. Even better than it seemed like it was when I did my little review of it. I’ve been buying Beyond sausages. I eat meat, but I hate agribusiness farms, so I try to avoid eating anything that I didn’t kill myself or was … More The Possibility that Life is Amazing.
This story was originally published in Alliterati, December 2013. They’ve since stopped existing, and I felt like this is an appropriate era to put it out in the world again. The Last Week On Earth Was Fine The old man asked me again, “The Beatles or The Who man, who’s better?” “I don’t know Jake.” … More “The Last Week On Earth Was Fine”
I wrote my brother a postcard. It was a Futurama postcard, came in a dvd we bought of one of the movies they made. “Bender’s Big Score” maybe. On the postcard I wrote, “Futurama is more important than poetry. So what? Wanna fight about it? That’s a Family Guy reference. This moment in cultural appreciation … More “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous” by Ocean Vuong
I’ve been reading a lot of short story collections lately. It might have something to do with a certain instability in my life. My family and I moved to New Mexico, just to see what would happen. What happened is that four months later my wife was diagnosed with cancer. We’re from the Seattle area, … More “Exhalation” by Ted Chiang
I own this website strictly for the fact that I like to write stuff, and I enjoy having a place to put the random stuff I feel like writing that doesn’t have blogger or wordpress in the web address. It’s frivolous really, I am spending money on something that generates no income for me. I … More Eat the rich.
Two bikes were stolen from my house the other day. I just left them in the front yard, because I am an idiot. All the thieves had to do was roll them out of my life and into theirs. One of the bikes was really nice. I don’t know how nice because I inherited it … More Easy Come, Easy Go
It seems that ‘maybe’ is generally regarded as a stand in to an answer until further information is available. E.g. one might answer ‘maybe’ in response to the question, “Will it rain tomorrow?” In this case, maybe is not the answer to the question, it is a statement that the question will be answered when … More The Correct Answer is Maybe.
I’m an impulsive person. As a result of basically doing whatever I want whenever I feel like it I have been happily married for seven years, am the proud father of a two children, have a stable career, and I own my own home. How could this have happened? I did everything I could to … More All My Mistakes (Have Turned Out Great)
You know what would make an excellent religion? That the world is a computer game and so we must make offerings to the players controlling our lives and our universe. What would an offering consist of you ask? Why, whatever you think would make your player happy. If you believe helping out the poor and … More Computerism