essays

The discomfort of awakening and my journey with food

Early in 2016, I was sitting at a diner in Colorado Springs when I had an awakening experience. I was eating a plate of eggs and bacon, and suddenly their visage was revolting: I felt I could not finish the meal. I plucked up a piece of bacon, dipped it in the yolk of an… Continue reading The discomfort of awakening and my journey with food

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Why I love horror movies

For a long time now I have loved horror movies. Some of the first I saw were outright shlock, such as 1997’s Cube and 1985’s Day of the Dead; however, with time I discovered and grew an appreciation for the classics, such as The Shining, the original Night of the Living Dead, and 1982’s The… Continue reading Why I love horror movies

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What does it mean to awaken?

In June of 2019, I had an awakening experience that served as the capstone of my life until that time. I have written about this experience here. In response to this, I began publicizing my life more than I had previously. I suddenly felt the wellspring of confidence that it is to be bounded by… Continue reading What does it mean to awaken?

Interview/Talk

(My) racial awakenings, visions of recompense, and an invitation to the skeptical

In this video, I discuss George Floyd's recent death at the hands of police and the awakening it created for me. I discuss the difference between awakened understanding and mental comprehension; the fact that while we can strive for awareness, we cannot control awakening; and the kinds of leadership I envision we will need to… Continue reading (My) racial awakenings, visions of recompense, and an invitation to the skeptical