Gardening and cannabis go well together, and help cultivate a sense of wonder. Don’t put judgments on your garden either. “Alive” and “dead” are just different states of being, and the cycle of birth and death is everywhere screaming this truth. The first few years of gardening will just be listening to the plants, and […]

Meditations, IV, 49

Be like the promontory against which the waves continually break; but it stands firm and tames the fury of the water around it. “I am unhappy, because this has happened to me.” Not so: say “I am happy, though this has happened to me, because I continue free from pain, neither crushed by the present […]

Writer’s block

I’ve set a goal for myself to write at least one post a day, even a short one. It took a really long time to think of something this morning, and I never really came upon any interesting ideas. It did occur to me, however, that I’m in the middle of a (very) delayed writer’s […]

Hugh Laurie is a master

One of life’s great pleasure is to watch people be really good at things. I was enthralled by Michael Jordan when I was a boy. No one could touch him, and it seemed like magic to me, but I was really passionate about basketball for a long time because of that. (If you want a […]

Being principled

“If principles do not lead to growth, find new principles.” For my whole life, until a few months ago, I didn’t realize I was an extremely negative person. It didn’t show to most people, because I’ve learned to be painfully polite over the years. A lot of this had to do with principles (or assumptions, […]

Reading list

2016 was a year a deep reflection and (hopefully) growth for me. One of the reasons for this was the change I made from reading fiction to reading what you might call self-improvement and business literature. However, some of the last fiction I read was Michael Crichton, who is one of the most informed science […]


Nemisis A short story based on a reddit.com/r/writingprompts post.   Dear world, I need you to know. Before Harry, it’s actually hard to remember what life was like. I floated through life, as so many of us do, not wanting to think much about where I was floating to. After undergrad, I found some sales […]

Tobacco leaf

tobacco leaf, autumn, 2016

I’m always trying to pull textures and patterns out of my surroundings. For some reason, it’s satisfying to show things in shallow depth of field to alter my perspective, to show a pattern that echos something else, or to draw attention to missed details. Since I love plants so much, I often find myself preferring […]