Topically Microscopic

It’s been a chronic problem of mine these past months to be unable to focus at work. I sit down, open up my calendar and this document or that spreadsheet, and… nothing. I watch the cursor blink or the cell sit empty, stare at all the pretty colors in the mapping software with maybe the […]

Ivory Orbit

That we live in a world of multiple, concurrent realities is not a secret; but it is a truly alien universe one must occupy to have words and phrases like ‘business model’ and ‘user experience’ supplant basic ideas of human dignity. To have the words ‘gig economy’ fall out of your mouth, to have your […]

The Right to Dream

The freedom of being a child is the freedom to wonder. The freedom to passively explore. Freedom from demand, freedom from labor. The freedom of being a child is freedom in essence. There’s no greater feeling, no more crystalline a form of clarity. No one has tried yet to impose upon us a system or […]

Cultural Iconography

Success in the arts is a strange thing, coming and going seemingly without rhyme or reason. There is a scene or a movement, a development in the art form, and a whole clutch of artists disappear as the newcomers roll on in. Some fall from grace, out of the limelight, and others are just drop […]

Built-in Obsolescence

I want you to imagine a world in which you do not go to work. Work comes to you. Purchasing, buying, selling, manufacturing, everything, comes to you. You don’t come into the office, but take the office with you and leave it wherever you choose to leave it. There are no sprawling corporate headquarters, no […]

Motherfuckin’ Judea, and Other Stories

So, I was shitposting on Twitter when I got dragged for chiming in on a conversation concerning whether a philosophic, historical thread was inherent in the fomentation of the West as the modern world’s dominant material and political force. Huge statement to unpack in a series of 140 character soundbites, so I thought I’d sound […]

The Peter Thiels of the New New Deal

There’s something strange at work in your soul (presuming its existence) if your only take on the upheavals of the new millennium, to date, has been that democracy and freedom are mutually exclusive. Then again, I guess that’s to be expected when the alternative you offer is to build a floating city adrift in international […]

Oh, good, you made it.

Now you might be wondering: who the fuck am I? And I don’t want you to worry. I ask myself this all the time. Never the same answer. In truth, I’m just a simple man. A simpleton, really. Nothing I say deserves any latitude. But my beard is impressive, and that entitles me to a […]