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This is the story of a man. It is, of course, edited by his perceptions. We are all the heroes of our own stories.

Am I an unreliable narrator?  Hard to say.  I think about my motivations and actions a lot, and write.  It’s hard to say, might be just a one man version of Rashomon, at least from the point of view point of view.

A couple of months ago, I recovered from a long illness, and that made possible a lot of things that I’ve been wanting to do for a while.  One of them is have the time to think about what I thought, and to write down those things in a way that made them accessible to other people.  It’s a conceit, of course, to think that that’s a useful or desirable thing, but that’s, in effect, a conceit that I share with a lot of people writing blogs.

To some extent over the last couple of years, I’ve been living La Vita Fight Club, or being ‘the guy who may as well be dead and therefore doesn’t care about the consequences of his actions and is able to act with perfect freedom for the remainder of what will likely be a tragically short life’  (see the relevant article on everything2.)  But that has changed, I now have the freedom to be the person I want to be as opposed to the person who manages and gets by.

And that’s an incredible experience.  And that’s what this blog is about.  It’s about describing the lessons I’ve learned, but it’s also about talking about the future in a way that makes sense.  It’s basically also a self-help book written to you, my reader, but it’s not full of grating platitudes and asshatted hippy shit.

But, most of all, it’s about my life, which is full of goodness and wonder, but is also full of plans, schemes and cacophony.  That’s why it’s pseudonymous, so that I can write this stuff without offending my employers, friends, relations, SO, and other people on the internet.  I’m already in real life somewhat ‘internet famous’ for various reasons, but that’s another story.

I am willing to sell out.  I am uninterested in consumer crap.  I want to know what you think.

I am compassionate, but I believe that the spirit is renewed in fire.  You may find some of my fire here.