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Mountaintop Removal: Burning the House to Keep Warm

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Chances are if you go to school at James Madison University, this is being illuminated in part by electricity from a power plant burning coal from Kayford Mountain in West Virginia. If you are a student, professor, or employee at JMU, this story is your story. Don’t tune out just yet; I’m not asking you […]

Lucy and I

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

The following is the exact text of a paper I wrote for a psychology class last semester.  The assignment was to write about a part of my life that affected my total development.  I wrote about the girl whom I’m having lunch with in 45 minutes. Lucy and I I will call her Lucy in […]

My bones are shaking.

Monday, December 28th, 2009

If you haven’t ever gotten to the point where you think you might explode, maybe you haven’t put in enough effort.  If you’re comfortable with the way things are, perhaps you haven’t looked at the way things really are.  If you think you’re doing everything you can, you should probably be pressing on. Why aren’t […]

Love rymes with a hideous car wreck.

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

Jesus blesses the little children. Society oppresses the little children. Strife is coming. Vayelech Avram. Abram WENT. He went not knowing where he was going. He went with reason to believe he’d never see his father again. He went ‘to the place that God will show him.’ He didn’t even know the destination. He went […]

The Nonplanner

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

I am conducting an experiment. It shall last exactly as long as it does. I have been trying half-assedly to be a non-planner for a while, but now I feel like really not planning. I also feel like putting down a few thoughts that I suppose have become mantras for me. They mean volumes to […]

Nothing To Do But Exist

Monday, June 29th, 2009

“I think if I had one second in your brain, I would completely implode,” she said. “Yeah, man, can I make a documentary about… just you?  That would be the sweetest thing ever.  We can just drive wherever and I’ll give you complete freedom as long as when I say it’s time to move on, […]

I love being a Religious Studies major!

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Here is the exact text of a paper I just wrote for my religious studies class.  I’m not going to bother giving context, it is pretty easy to get.  I love my life now that I’m doing what I want to in school.  Kids, don’t be afraid to dream. My religious tradition would most closely […]

Webcomic of the [ATF] Installment #n+1 (i++?)

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Whooooo.   I haven’t written in far, far too long.  Hello, I wish you all the best in whatever holidays or whatever you call new year, and if you’re like me — a happy day since they’re all the same. I have been stumbling a lot having been home from school.  A lot.  (I’ve also been […]

The Not-So-Epic Day of Blindness

Monday, October 13th, 2008

So I’m writing this long after the events have actually occurred; I thought to do this at first to make sure I could contemplate the facts and relay them accurately with a clear head. Eventually, that train of thought lead to my ruin, and I have a great deal of distance between the events and […]

A Piece of Nonfiction: Boat Trip

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

So I’ve been guided by my spirits that it’s okay for me to release some of the weight I’ve been carrying around for a while in a public setting.  I write on Rumbelow constantly about how happiness is right there in front of you and all you need to do is grasp it, but I […]