America Smokes

The majority of people who read my blog live in Virginia. If you’ve had the dire misfortune of being born anywhere but our fine commonwealth then there’s a 50/50 chance that you are from a state that has already passed an indoor smoking ban and an even better chance that you’re from a state that […]

Past Year’s Accountability 2009

The tradition of making resolutions for the new year every 31st of December is a tradition I fully support. I think it is a much brighter, more productive tradition than the tradition of high school kids getting trashed out of their mind and speeding through red lights in the middle of the night and killing […]

They Schools

I received a letter on my birthday of this year from a friend who wrote to tell me that not only was our friendship over, it had never actually existed at all. This blog entry isn’t really about her, or about the letter, but it is about one very small very interesting part of the […]


I don’t feel like I have a lot of tattoos. The microcosm of Hardcore in which I spend most of my life is so filled with heavily tattooed people that I never really feel like a very tattooed guy. But I do occasionally spend time in circles of – it’s hard to find a nice […]

Snowed In

As I write this entry I am surrounded by eighteen inches of snow and if you think that sounds awesome – fuck you. I hate snow. When I see snow I want to burn the world down, I want to spill oil into the ocean so I can light it on fire and grill baby […]


CAVEAT: If you’re uncomfortable discussing masturbation, sexuality, or the human body then read no further. It’s no secret that I masturbate a lot. Every boy goes through the same kind of weird paranoia when he first discovers masturbation at around age 11. The feelings you develop creep up on you gradually and then one day […]

You Said You’d Never Fucking Change

Sometimes I hesitate to write in my blog about things like Straight Edge. This isn’t because I dislike talking about it. Anyone who knows me knows that it’s probably my favourite thing to talk about. I hesitate simply because I want my blog to be the kind of thing that most people even those not […]

North South East West

The subject of manhood has been tackled by many more brilliant people than myself from many different sociological, psychological, and biological perspectives so when I write about it I really only bring my very personal perspective to it. It never really struck me until recently that so many of the things that define manhood for […]

My Country Wrong or Right

It’s well known that I am no patriot. In fact, my denunciation of nationalism as an idea has garnered me more hatred in Richmond than anything else I’ve done. The idea of nationalism has never made any sense to me, I could never really see where patriotism ends and racism begins, it all seemed to […]

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 […]