You’re Not Famous

The first time I ever heard of a “social networking” site, was through my friend Dave Samsel sometime in late 2002 or early 2003. We were at the 7-11 on Main and Harrison and he was explaining Friendster to me. “It’s like, you have a page, and other people have pages, and you can add […]

Snowflake

Something in the way of a caveat….kinda: More important than the criticism I get from external sources that my blog is incredibly self-indulgent and so egocentric that I would have prosecuted Galileo for insisting the sun doesn’t revolve around me is the internal hesitation I feel whenever I sit down to write an entry that […]

Zoroaster

Over ten years ago, when I was a student at Binford Middle School I came up with a social theory that — at the time — seemed to be the end-all be-all of human classification. Somewhat Zoroastrian in practice, the theory I set forth established a dichotomy of humanity with everyone living falling into one […]

Vasectomy

Less than a week ago I got a vasectomy and based on the number of questions I’ve had to answer about it, I figured that I should write a blog explaining a little bit of my reasoning behind it and how the procedure took place. The first and more important reason is that regardless of […]

Litmus Test Issue One

My straight edge zine is finally finished. It has been over four months (off and on) of working on it, and I’m super excited about it. It is undoubtedly the largest creative project I’ve followed through with in its entirety. I have written one full length novel, a novella, dozens of short stories, a play […]

Insanity

It is well known to all of my closer friends, and to the luckier of my acquaintances that I am completely out of my mind. The problem with insanity though, is that it is only the more contrived, cartoonish mental illness symptoms like hallucinations (both auditory and visual) that warrant any kind of humourous consideration. […]

Bullshit

The concept of lying is an interesting one to me. I have always been honest to a fault. Lying has always seemed much too complicated and I’ve never had enough of a sense of ambition or embarrassment to need to lie about things. I’ve done very few things in my life that I’ve felt that […]

Near Death, Vol 3

I feel like near death experiences are a good thing to fall back on when I lack an interesting story to tell. I have in past entries already covered the time I was nearly killed by another person, the time I was nearly killed by an animal, along with a smattering of entries where I […]

The White Cloaks

So the weirdest thing that ever happened to me was that I was once in a cult. Yeah, seriously. It’s a long story that’s got a long back story attached to it. I’ll try to condense it as much as possible. When I was in middle school and into my early years of high school […]

“less than three”

I feel like I have learned more about “love” in the past seven months than I have in my entire life prior. Primarily what I have learned is that love is complete bullshit. My mind works by hyper-focusing on certain topics, ideas, or questions and working through them gradually over several months. I will go […]