In Another School, Sudden Death and its Untimeliness

Last night, I saw this photo. My heart broke again. The day was already strange enough, love and death juxtaposed and mixed. And then the shooting started. Our acknowledgement of the inevitable future of our collective and individual demise was met by the catastrophic present of another school transformed into an abattoir. We did not […]

It’s Just a Donut.

It’s just a donut. There’s a shop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, just off the G train at Nassau called Peter Pan Donuts. They do good donuts. In fact, Tina Fey has confessed she’d like to have sex with their white-cream-filled powdered ones. Personally, I prefer sex with their red velvet donut ice cream sandwiches, but I […]

Bonhoeffer at Charlottesville

[This post was originally written immediately after 2017’s Alt-Right march on Charlottesville and failed to get picked up for publication. It is posted here in observation of his birthday, February 4, 1906. The work is heavily reliant upon Charles Marsh’s Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. ] It is at Charlottesville and for the […]


As I watch the ongoing mutation and collapse of my nation and society, Advent seems grittier and more necessary than in years past. You can feel our empire shudder and fret. The Rulers and the Rich and the Reverends, they twist into something astonishing and fearsome. They feed the people with lies. Words and actions […]