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Defining Gender (A Peronsal Guide)

"Intelligence is knowing a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." I disagree, I think a tomato based fruit salad could be delicious under the right circumstances. More importantly, I feel this quote (and the problems with it) are one of the main things that are confusing people about…

Blog · Essay · Nonfiction
We've Been Robbed.

Recently (March 2018) I decided to visit Taiwan, which involved going through San Francisco. As it happens, my parents live in San Francisco and being the dutiful child I am, I decided to leave town a little early so I could have a short visit with them. The plan was for me to drive down…

Blog · Essay · Flash Fiction · Heavy Handed Parable
The Apartment Complex (Or a Heavy Handed Metaphor)

I feel like writing a heavy handed metaphor, an analogy if you will. If you don't like that sort of thing go ahead and just skip this whole piece. But I promise it will at least be darkly entertaining. Ready for it? Okay, here goes: In the middle of nowhere, far from anything of convenience,…

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On Guns and Educators

In light of the recent school shootings, I've recently come across a few posts/comics/memes suggesting that the solution to the problem of mass shootings should be to give the teachers guns. I refuse to believe that people actually think arming our educators is an actual solution. Off the top of my I can think of…

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We Return

And we're back from outer space. All sorts of crazy shit has happened in the last few days. For one thing we started this site, and tested out this blog and ended up writing a bunch of pointless shit that doesn't make any sense. It's a bit weird isn't it, a lot of what I…