essays

What freedom means to me

A little over two years ago, I took the following photo while touring Mount Rushmore on my way to graduate school in Wisconsin. At the time, I marveled at how tiny the destination actually looks in person, and also at how overwhelmingly white the rock features are. (I mean this literally, although of course the… Continue reading What freedom means to me

poetry

Love’s task

You will know you are in love When you wake up, See your love by your side, And mentally throw away All the tasks you'd set for the morning, Knowing that the most important thing is just to be there, Nay, the only thing.   You will know this when all practicality ceases. All longing,… Continue reading Love’s task

Interview/Talk

The five languages of wisdom (Literature: How to Read and Understand the World)

Hello, all, below is a talk on the five languages of wisdom concept from my recent book, "Literature: How to Read and Understand the World." I gave this talk on my FB page on 4/8/20. Please find my professional FB page here, and the "Literature: How to Read and Understand the World" release event here.… Continue reading The five languages of wisdom (Literature: How to Read and Understand the World)

Interview/Talk

Interview: The Spiritual Download

On 1/26/20 I sat down for a multi-hour interview with Kyle Eric Hilding of The Spiritual Download Youtube channel. We talked about many things, including intuition, insanity, individual consciousness and crises, ego death, meditation, peace, love, the education system, and the obsolete nature of the concept spiritual "teacher." I greatly enjoyed the conversation, and I… Continue reading Interview: The Spiritual Download

essays, Personal writing, Uncategorized

The authentic self and the illusion of the academy

While living in Colorado Springs between 2015 and -16, I wrote a novel on power, alienation, and education. I never gave it a title, but the work describes a high-powered Academy where children are taken away from their families, then trained in a series of exercises that culminate in the ability to “Produce,” meaning manifest… Continue reading The authentic self and the illusion of the academy