Branzino Panino

I think my first true love is moaning about the abuses of language. Truly, I try not to be too much of a perscriptivist, linguistic sourpuss but I do have my fucking limits. My triggers seem to specifically be the long-standing American tradition of using a foreign word where a perfectly good English word exists,…

State of the Blog 2022

I am so absolutely god damn tired. I have blog burnout. Actually, I think it is life burnout. So, first off, I am just going to post this here now and likely delete it soon. To the perhaps five people who actually read this blog and don’t know this already, but I got my first…

Stop moaning, start paying

I have noticed that sometimes people’s opinions do not match up with their values. I get it. Life is hard, and sometimes we do not see the full implications of what we believe. It turns out those beliefs, at the end of a chain of reasoning, do not actually correspond to our values. Hence the…

Some thoughts on suicide

Will, this will be difficult to get on paper. In late December of 2021 a very close family friend went to Switzerland and threw himself off of a building. It was difficult for all of us who knew him. Frankly, there is very little we know about what happened or what caused this. There is…

Reunderstanding my skepticism

At the biennale of Architecture this year I encountered a quote from the famous Roman Architect Vitruvius, and the quote really made me rethink some things about myself. But first, let’s review a few things I Believe about myself. In 2012 I had something of an epistemic crisis, and I recodified myself as being a…

Seasons of Americans

I am currently (Fall 2021) living in a small city in the north of Italy. Here, there is an American Military base, and that supplies this city with a constant supply of Americans, all of whom stay here for just a little while before moving on. I also lived here in 2003 or 2004 (life…

A random Wednesday post appears!

This is just a random shilling post to inform the readership of this blog (both of you) that my first short story is getting published. It is available for Pre-Order over at Dead Star Press. Go buy a copy. It would make me happy. But more importantly, you would be supporting a small business owner…

The Great Dating App Purge

The byline of this blog post is as follows. I deleted all my dating apps from my life, and it improved my self esteem immensely. In the summer of 2012 a friend came to visit me. He was a nice guy, but a bit of a busy body, and at some point the conversation turned…

Anti-Deepities

This is just a little April Fool’s Day shit post. I have a hatred of deepities. Deepities, for the uninitiated, are statements that at first glance seem deep, but if you actually look at them carefully, you notice that they start to fall apart. Deepities are everywhere in our popular thinking, and for reasons I…

Being the ghost

It is not that love sometimes makes mistakes, but that it is, essentially, a mistake. We fall in love when our imagination projects nonexistent perfections on to another person. One day the phantasmagoria vanishes, and with it love dies. Ortega y Gasset I learned long ago that after about high school, no one really cares…

History still doesn’t repeat itself

Am I really going to write this same blog post again? Yes, yes I am. This blog, if it has any function at all, is something of my online diary. The events that are currently going on in the world are obliging me to write this. I am writing this on August 18 2021, and…