The Corpses of Discovery

“Lewis & Clark College replicates the assertion of, and benefits from, the legacy of Anglo-American white supremacy.” —Lewis & Clark Black Lives Matter, “Official Vision,” composed and Published from inside the Manor House “I don’t have time to hate people, I have time to love them… Don’t give hate a space in your heart.” —Tanguy […]

The Physicality of Systems

Well, dear reader, it seems we have come to that time of year where the much-fabled rupture between who we are and who we will be for the next year elegantly splits us off a reawakened better version of ourselves. We are the early strawberry picked from the vine as we simultaneously are the picker, […]

Police Tweets about May Day

While it is a privilege to follow a news event in nearly real time without the dilutions, biases, etc. that come with the mainstream media sausage creation, following something like the May Day march in Portland, Oregon through a twitter hashtag has its own setbacks. One such setback is a human being who has this […]

Reaching out

I suppose I should reach out to someone at this point after all this time pinballing back and forth between these blocks and and living rooms, screens and keyboards. They say you can get lost out here. In here. On here. Between here and there. But they also say don’t hold on too long, even […]

The Legacy of horse_ebooks and the Creation of Thought

Simply put, a human, like a crude machine, receives inputs and creates outputs. A writer is like an adding machine, if you’re into that kind of thing. One may remove certain inputs—like conscious control, intention, etc.—for purposefully unexpected outputs, and add inputs—like drugs, sleepiness, etc.—for similar happy accidents. This is automatic writing. It takes out […]

A Gray Area

We knew there was a gray area, and we took intentional steps to try to clearly separate her volunteer activities as first lady from her paid professional work. —Former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber The amiable co-editor of the Van Duzer Corridor told me that the other day she shared what she has coined the John Muir Paradox […]