Untitled Novel, Chapter 5


This one is short. Just a page or so of interchapter material from the novel. It's more an excuse for me to play with some editing techniques I'm learning, most (but not all!) of which will probably be lost on a listener who has no access to the original raw files.

I Am Not a Cat


And I'm ready to go forward.

Thoughts on hope, despair, laughter, living in the present, and planting gardens. (Also a tiny bit about Jeremiah 29:5-7.)

For those who actually DO read these notes, here is the cat reference as first seen on the wall in Act One:


Untitled Novel, Chapter 4


James returns in yet another chapter of my novel.

The Centre Cannot Hold (But Maybe That’s…Good?)


This week's episode I take a break from fiction in order to bounce some ideas off of y'all. I've been wondering about the post-pandemic world we are currently building, and I've got some hopes and some concerns.

For a shortened, text-only version of today's musings, check out my blog:

To watch Justin McElroy's TEDx talk, "Bridging the gap between the job you want and where you are", go to YouTube:

And to read Derek Thompson's article, "Superstar Cities Are in Trouble", go to The Atlantic:


Untitled Novel, Chapter 3


Having met two viewpoint characters and only killing off one of them, we now introduce a third character. A Noodle to our Bloom.

Untitled Novel, Chapter2


After last week's sudden and bloody murder of a viewpoint character, this week's chapter of the as-yet-untitled novel introduces our protagonist, James.

Is Truth Objective or Personal?


Objective vs. Personal Truth: are some people right and some people just wrong? Or are all viewpoints always valid? Why does this question matter? Is there anything wrong with judging people based on the correctness of their "truth"?

Original video at https://youtu.be/95aBzKjnY3U.

Untitled Novel, Chapter 1


As a rare (so far) and weird (unless you were somehow expecting this) "treat", this week's episode of the podcast features the opening chapter of a novel I've been slowly writing for a REALLY long time. If you aren't interested in listening to fiction on this podcast, then go ahead and skip this ep. In a week or two I'll have something more "normal" for content, I'm sure.


Reduce Conflict in Your Relationships


Odds are, many unnecessary conflicts are happening in your life because of two things: your tendency to get stuck on being "right" at the expense of being "good", and the difficulty everyone has in understanding the perspective of others. In this video, I share some insights and some practices that will help you overcome these sources of conflict and improve your relationships with others.


Mac and Pearse Live: Esoteric Writing and Melzer’s Philosophy Between the Lines


In this ep, Pearse and I discuss the history of esoteric writing as presented by Arthur Melzer in Philosophy Between the Lines. We discussed the Bible, Swedenborg, Gnosticism, philosophy, and why hidden meanings in texts are sometimes appealing, sometimes annoying. We also spoke on the utility of deriving social value systems from The Simpsons, The Office, and Star Wars.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcHNlMqbwuk

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