The Logistics of Staying Housed

Every month, I get one paycheck for my creative work through Patreon. I write 6 or 7 days a week, usually about 500-2,000 words per day. This has been my habit for over a decade. I have written several books, none of which I found worth pitching to agents or publishers, merely the practice of […]

Help?

Dear readers, sponsors, supporters, comrades: I’m going to be as honest as possible. My partner is very sick. We don’t know what he has. It is causing every waking moment of his life to be focused on monitoring his symptoms. My full attention has to be on him. For the past few months, we’ve been […]

What is Capitalism?

I have been working on essays about the economy for a while now, and this one will likely end abruptly whenever I run out of time to write. The idea of a gray area between work and leisure came from a book gifted to me by one of my sponsors that I found very helpful, […]

The Flawed

Absurdity in art creation is one of the few reasonable behaviors for us to engage in, finding ourselves as aware animals meaninglessly suffering in a world that exists by chance. The world has always been horrible, the only difference now is that we have the technology and resources to provide for the needs of everyone […]

The Perfect

(Images are described for readers who cannot see or load images.) The maxim goes – almost exactly something Voltaire said but a concept that dates in record to Aristotle and Confucius – that the perfect is the enemy of the good. I’ve been practicing blogging for the past week or so, and I have the […]

Okay, I’m Back

I intentionally took a break from blogging for five months, and that time has been filled with both wonderful and terrible things. The wonderful things have come from my sponsors and friends who helped me make rent and bills and have enough food to eat until I found a job, and to make ends meet […]