Essays

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 Too Serious: Essays.  Subsequent volumes are below.

Essays2__FRONTWhy I Almost Cut My Penis Off
Binary Morality by Beverly Garside
Homework
Punishment
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
Laziness

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Kindle

In 2019 I released my second collection, Too Serious Too: More Essays.

EssaysII2__FRONTAugust Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean
The Totalitarians Among Us
“Snitching”
Arguing with George Will
What it Means to be an American
Keeping to One’s Own Path
George
Gun Violence
The Christian God is a Real Motherfucker
More Thoughts on the Patriarchy
The Family Versus Capitalism
The Impeachment of Donald John Trump
Statement of Purpose
School Psychology Essay

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Kindle

In 2020, I began writing what would become my third collection of essays, Thrice Serious: Essays III.  Release date to be determined.

Essays3__FRONT

My Racial Journey
Sympathy for the Believer
“D” is for Disappointing