Too Serious: Essays


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Left to right: original cover, second cover, third cover

I have written on various topics for school, work, and pleasure my entire life.  In 2008 I took an essay-writing class under Susan Reese at Portland State University, and she taught me that essays can be as creative as fictive works.  In 2017 I started writing essays that I considered worth sharing on a more regular basis than before, and in November of 2018 I decided to collect my recent essays into one volume, titled, appropriately enough, Essays.  Essay titles:

Why I Almost Cut My Penis Off
Binary Morality by Beverly Garside
CENSORED: a Review
Responsibility in Communication
Life is Cheap
Little Boy, Mon Amour
The Fear of Self
“Literally” Explained
Oppressing the Privileged
Race and Rachel Doležal
Confessions of a Patriarch