The late psychonaut/philosopher Terence McKenna once said "The cost of sanity, in this society, is a certain level of alienation," and I think my regular readers will immediately and experientially understand exactly what he was talking about.It's not always easy to be on the outside
Everyone made fun of Billie Eilish the other day for not knowing about Van Halen. Meanwhile most of them still think they live in a free democracy where the news reporter tells you true facts about the world.Here's how politicians, media and government could eliminate
I watched the film Official Secrets the other day, which I highly recommend doing if you want to rekindle your rage about the unforgivable evil that was the Iraq invasion.Which is a good thing to do, in my opinion. Absolutely nothing was ever done to address
"I can't go on. I'll go on."
~ Samuel BeckettSometimes it just gets to be too goddamn much. You just finished a soul-draining argument with a family member who insists that Putin controls all major world events because that's what the TV said so it must
Every year or so around my birthday I like to pause and write an essay outlining where I stand and what I'm doing here as clearly as possible. I do this partly because I think it's important for crowd-funded media to be fully transparent about
At some point in your life you've experienced at least one moment of clarity. Maybe it was just a little bit of clarity, maybe you got reamed up the third eye by The Whole Enchilada, but to a greater or lesser extent you caught a
Graffiti under the bridge says,
"Life will pull you apart like mozzarella strips if you let it.
And you should let it."Your reflection in the mirror says,
"We were friends once, long ago.
Let's be friends again."A fungus angel dies in a forest at dusk
while coal cranes coo a
It's important to avoid fake news, Russian media or conspiracy theorists. We must only trust those reputable news outlets who tell us that neoliberalism is working fine, that US foreign policy is perfectly sane, and that protests are only happening in Hong Kong and nowhere
Can you sink below the burbling headnoise
and feel your flesh singing the sacred syllable?Can you look inward with your original mind
and coo to the nest of angel eggs in your chest?Can you turn your back on the neck-craning gossipers,
on the eels your parents planted in
Things are getting stranger and stranger. If you would have told someone ten years ago that Dennis Rodman would one day be helping to negotiate peace between North Korea and President Donald Trump, they would have assumed you were describing some weird movie cooked up