The Interaction (a very short story)

It is October 2017. New York City. The Borough of Queens. I'm on a stone path which leads to the train station, the Long Island Railroad. I'm smoking a cigarette. A man approaches. "Money. Give it to me." He says. I look up and I see his eyes, narrowed yet wide and unhinged. "Brother, I've … Continue reading The Interaction (a very short story)

The Order of Apsis (a short story)

Francis circled around the grounds every morning about the time of coffee. To him it was by 5am, when he was thrilled to be awake before the rest of the inmates, which is what he called his brethren. You see, Francis was a brother in the order of Apsis- a semisecret sect of a christian … Continue reading The Order of Apsis (a short story)

things which, in the past few months, i’ve randomly thought and subsequently written down

Lies come in all shapes and sizes but they all crush the same when added up. *** One who does not know the distress of another, but believes he may, is allowed nothing himself to know of himself. *** Without the dictation of willed presentation of spirit, there is but emptiness and caustic platitude. *** … Continue reading things which, in the past few months, i’ve randomly thought and subsequently written down

Three Ideas For Essays (that I’ll never write but someone should)

Why the President is Only Commander in Chief (and why this sets policy) Why a Supreme Court Member Should Be Allowed to Be Voted Out By the American People (But Not Voted In) Psychiatry Is Broken, I Can Help Fix It, But Doctors Won't Let Me- Because I am a Patient   *actually that third … Continue reading Three Ideas For Essays (that I’ll never write but someone should)

Another Analysis of Childish Gambino’s “This Is America”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYOjWnS4cMY I'm a white man who's never been a black man. I will never know what it's like to be Donald Glover, putting this all together. But I will say that I just watched this video again, and I suddenly take away two things: 1. The song itself, which, importantly, is very very good and … Continue reading Another Analysis of Childish Gambino’s “This Is America”