As previously discussed, I spent very little of my time doing actual schooling at Iowa State. The majority of my time was spent drinking and obsessively watching stand up comedy. I have seen Ari Shaffir’s Passive Aggressive so many times I can quote it in full. I even tried my own hand at stand up. Well, sort of. I went to one stand up club meeting and they were all far to bland, ordinary and normal for my taste. I was hoping to find a group of wild no fucks given degenerates. Instead I found a classroom of engineering students editing each others stand up.Read More
If memoir is an apple falling to the earth, then an essay is gravity.
It’s 12:36 am on March 10th, 2019. My friends just left. I am listening to Norah Jones, and reflecting on the past year of life. It has been the best year of my life. It has been the first year of my life. In this year I have discovered I enjoy life. It was not always this way. Prior to this year, I felt as though I was waiting for life to begin. It was grey and now it is white.Read More
The following is entitled great sentences, however, it is little more than a manic compilation of drug fueled nonsense scribbled across a yellow legal pad. I have done my best to transcribe the mania below. Typically, when reading a work we read it for the content. That is not the case with this piece while the content is at times thought provoking, the primary reason for reading it is not to make sense of it, but rather to experience the state of mind I was in. It is for this reason that I have not polished the piece, but left it in a state of disjointed syntax insanity.Read More
Upon its origin the following piece was intended to be the introduction to a novella length memoir about my childhood life. I have repurposed it to serve as an introduction to this collection of memoirs and website as a whole. I feel it sets the appropriate tone for the stories to follow. It should be noted that in the following pieces I may speak in present tense about alcohol and drug consumption; this does not mean I am currently consuming drugs, but rather I was consuming such substances at the time when the piece was created. I feel this is necessary to point this out because, as later pieces will reveal, drug consumption developed into, what I will call, a substantial hindrance.Read More