My Blog is organized by time, my webzine, “Reconnaissance” is organized by category, and this page is a fun-sized snack-pack of delicious, crunchy random posts. Every time you reload the page (Hit F5) you’ll be served six random posts.

The American National Anthem, 2016 – 20..

Naked 4: Wake The Fuck Up!

(This series will be way better read from beginning to end, rather than end to beginning.) A little context: I’m not mindlessly arguing for relentless, hurried personal change for everyone. That sounds awful. This is a naggy but loving pep talk for people feeling very stuck. Life is Trouble Life is a constant struggle between […]

The American National Anthem, 2016 – 20..

The Descent of Darwin: Part 2 The Fall of Wallace, Lamarck and Complexity

The basic difference between Darwin’s theory and Wallace’s was this: Darwin focused on competition between individuals and Wallace focused on environmental pressures on local populations. Alfred Russel Wallace was a nearly lifelong world traveler and naturalist and was taken with the way that distinct subspecies could be found in adjoining territories with no transitional form […]

Active Ingredients

We are behavior machines. Observed from our POV, from inside us, our lives are oceanic and operatic, the deepest story we can know. Movies run their characters through madly overheated plots just to be able to tell us a story of comparable intensity to the experience of our inner lives. Opera utilizes extreme music that […]

Shakespeare’s Coin Collection

Words Invented by William Shakespeare One day when he was Bard.  Academe accused addiction advertising amazement arouse assassination Backing bandit bedroom beached besmirch birthplace blanket bloodstained barefaced blushing bet bump buzzer Caked cater champion circumstantial cold-blooded compromise courtship countless critic Dauntless dawn deafening discontent dishearten drugged dwindle epileptic Equivocal elbow excitement exposure eyeball Fashionable fixture […]