Notice of Absence

Due to extenuating personal issues and declining mental health I’ll be taking a hiatus from writing for this site until such a time that I feel emotionally and mentally up to the task. Take care and hope to talk soon.

Organic Batteries, by Winter Trabex

By now, over eighteen years since its release in movie theaters, everyone has either seen or heard of a film called The Matrix. The story of The Matrix follows a hacker named Thomas Anderson as he grapples with a meaningless 9 to 5 job, his own illegal activity, and his feeling that something is wrong…

Notice of Name and Gender Change

I’m officially going by Doreen/Dory, either is applicable. I consider myself non-binary but still like she/her for the best approximate pronouns. If this ever changes I’ll be sure to update that to the site. Happy slacking, y’all!

Autopilot, by Andrew Smart (Chapter 5)

Chapter 5: You are a self-organizing system As far as I can tell from my notes, this chapter starts off really interesting but then falls flat after that. The reason why it starts off so interesting is because Smart quotes Peter Kropotkin. Kropotkin, for those who don’t know, is a notable anarchist communist thinker who…

Disengagement and Work

VICE News had a recent bit on millenials (that devilish demographic that shuts down any business in sight) and their lack of engagement on work. There were a few other subjects brought up but this was the main subject of the video and the one I most want to focus on for this article…which you…

A “Stupid Little Life” for All of Us (Movie Review of American Beauty)

I won’t sugarcoat my view of this movie: It’s really really gross. But where Falling Down seems to enjoy it’s depravity and turn it into mean-spirited and often uncomfortable social commentaries that’s disconnected from reality, American Beauty seems to capture the spirit of dissatisfaction and complacency with their depravity all too well. The story revolves around a father (played…