Tuesday, November 17, 2015


entity beneath the black glass...

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Being and Time: a collection of notes, summaries and distortions

Complete notes...primarily brief summaries of each section...for Heidegger's Being and Time. This grew out of a private reading, did not take place in a class setting, and may therefore be unhelpful for those seeking standard (or even coherent) interpretations of the material. Links to additional (better) overviews can be found at the end.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

"Celan is sick"

The world we live in: tangle of mind stuff, constructs, that we erect and use like handrails. Outside of the handrails, it's just the chaos of...well, it's just chaos; we don't really know where the chaos comes from; we can't know the nature that which lacks a nature.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

forensic leisure

been sorting through old writing. i don't know what was happening. it was hard to feel very connected to what the words should have been meaning.

i used to think my mind was filled with birds, for example. like that. someone of you remember that.

here is a brief collection of old stuff. stuff better forgotten. sparrow notes. 

different years. no particular order.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

declarative sparrows

I'm in the middle of a meeting at work. Co-workers discuss their productivity goals. My supervisor murmurs about money and profit and documentation. She looks at me and asks, "M...where is your end of the year summation?" I don't even know. I haven't looked at paperwork in months.

"I'm tired", I say. I walk to the window and leap through it.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Sunday, September 20, 2015

What We Know So Far

Excerpts from the Encyclopedia of M

Friday, September 18, 2015

Night Shift: 6 stories

For a little over eleven years, I worked a graveyard shift at a psychiatric facility that had been set up for clients with schizophrenia. These are stories from that time, in no particular order. For the privacy of those involved, names and details have been changed.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Night shift: toothpaste

Stories from a previous job. For the privacy of those involved, names and details have been changed.

Summer 2008

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


I remember my grandfather was introverted, never said very much. One of his favorite things to do was sit on the back porch...smoke a pipe...and read professional wrestling magazines.