Essay

In Defense Of The Curious Class

Is it something that can only emerge from the primordial ooze of ignorant ego? Or do some people (not me) skip that phase entirely? Is it an evolution on a timeline, or a static state?

The only way to find out, the only way at all, is for those who are curious to speak. Even if we become the example of stupidity for others. Even if the experts out there turn us into fools. Perhaps especially so.

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Dear Family: I’m Not A Monster For What I Believe

So much of me wants to text my mom, and text my sister, and tell them that I am sorry, that it’s all my fault, that I don’t want to fight any more either. Instead, I will keep letting it rest. Maybe I’ll email her this article. I’m strong enough to let them be angry with me for a little while. 


Burning Down The American Dream

War may come, culture may crumble and reshape, and over that, I have no dominion. I can accept, with trepidation, that the end of the American Dream as it was may disappear for a while. My love affair with America may be a sweet summer dream, not a lifelong marriage. Timing is cruel that way.