Is Anonymous Writing Better?

For the past week or so, I had closed off my blog from the public. I hesitated whether or not to talk to you guys about why I did so, but I guess I need to, at least for those who had requested access. Here goes. … Usually, one of the best things about having […]

Kill or Be Killed

Yesterday, I sat with my 9-year-old nephew as he engaged in one of his favorite pastimes, watching gameplay videos of YouTubers Pat and Jen playing Minecraft. As we watched, he explained to me some mechanics of the ongoing game, which at the time was Bed Wars. There were 8 teams, each composed of a pair. […]

The Vacancy of Leaving

Do they have a word for the vacancy you feel after leaving? … I’ve just woken up from a dream. I am still feeling a little shaken and a lot sad. And I am currently thinking, What the fvck kind of headspace am I in? I dreamed that I was back in a familiar place, […]

Butterfly in Retrograde

“Those who claim to prefer solitude or placelessness are usually the greatest romantics of all. They have too often been disappointed by humanity and have chosen to retreat into themselves like a butterfly in retrograde, shedding its wings and descending into its cocoon once more.” —Cody C. Delistraty … … ‘Butterfly in retrograde’—ever since I […]