That man needs a teal deer!
Bordering on tl;dr, but…
Boy do I get sick of hearing about how long my essays are! I remember as an undergraduate, tasked with writing a ten-page paper but finding myself on page fifteen and still going strong, I approached the prof. A West Point grad, this particular instructor didn’t mince words: “You will have twenty pages and not one word more; and don’t you think that I won’t go through what words you’ve got with a fine-toothed comb for any hint of wordiness or repetition.” In the end, though, he praised the paper in no uncertain terms: “This would have been an impressive effort even for a graduate student.” If only he had found grave fault with my twenty-pages: I might have had greater occasion for self-doubt; you all might have been spared my continuing verbosity.
But I get it: I really do. What people want out of blogs these days are quick, easily digestible morsels of thought, not whole, lavish banquets that give you stomach pains just looking at them. That’s why I’m offering this page. Its title is intended to evoke a breezy, carefree attitude of just brief thoughts, written up with brevity, and put out into the void for fast-and-easy consumption. Think of these pieces as amuse-bouches for the mind. Enjoy!
Rosemary’s Baby and Generational Conflict
The Greatest Trick the Devil ever Pulled…
Co-opting Crazy: Dinotopia and Disabusing Creationists of their Dino Delusions
A chance brush with Behemoth’s Nergal
Some musings on the Satanism (and linguistics) of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Eroticizing the Mundane: A Satanic Take on Sacralizing the Mundane
Musings on back to school and cycles repeating themselves
Satan at the Crossroads Lecture Series
Who is Erlik?
Children, but not Siblings
Strangers at the Crossroads
A Satanic 12 Step…in 13 Steps!
Between Resistance and Happiness: The Good Life of Simple Contentment
Ancient Languages are Like Loaded Weapons: Never Use Them Unless You’ve Been Trained to Do So OR “Why Google Translate is NOT Your Friend”
The Abundant Nonsense of Liberal Moral Scarcity
You Don’t “Lose” Virginity, You Gain Experience…and Pleasure, if done right
Where your religion belongs
The Quixotic Nature of Faith
The Unexpected Satanic Gift of Skating
The Satanics of Roller Skating I: Skating on Sidewalk Terms
The Satanics of Roller Skating II: Getting Over Your Self Out on the Floor
The Satanics of Roller Skating III: Skating as Reverse Dominance
Legacy Post: Finally Got My TX Card
A July 4th History Lesson: We’re Still on Repeat