The Fourth Tenet of Catfuscianism

Cats are mysterious creatures. They sometimes behave in strange ways. But that strangeness is a mere illusion. Everything your cat does will make sense once you discover the invisible structure underlying their every decision: the philosophy of Catfuscianism. For example, in our home, any item that falls to the floor—dirty laundry, a reusable grocery bag, … More The Fourth Tenet of Catfuscianism

Tenets of Catfuscianism

I have trouble comprehending a lot of things in this world. But what puzzles me most–what’s more difficult for me to understand than rocket science, or calculus, or someone with a really thick Cockney accent and a mouth full of peanut butter-and-honey sandwich—is human behavior. I’ve been doing some character sketches on my work-in-progress lately, … More Tenets of Catfuscianism

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Idea of a World Without Humans

In the last couple years, I’ve become pessimistic about the future of humanity. Every day seems to bring something else to worry about, some new and terrible demonstration of man’s inhumanity to man. I know, I know. Even tens of thousands of years ago, people thought the world was coming to an end, and those … More How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Idea of a World Without Humans

W.A.N.A. Collages

I spent much of 2017 blissfully engrossed in a writing project, code named/acronymed WANA. Below are the first 15 of the 60 or so collages I made while writing the manuscript. I hope they make you smile. 1. Cara’s goal in life 2. Parents lounging in the hammock 3. A Knowledge Mine worker 4. Cara en … More W.A.N.A. Collages

Cascading Failure

What follows may appear to be a simple, mundane story about liquid hand soap, but don’t be fooled. For at its heart, this is a tale of darkness and failure that speaks to the sudsy, bubbling, ever-changing, uncontainable nature of the inner self. My inner self, in particular. Bear with me. Once upon a couple … More Cascading Failure