The purpose of this page is to provide an overview of essays and blog posts.
Note: I differentiate the words essay and blog post.
My intent is that essays are much more edited and well thought out, and even, perhaps practically relevant to our daily lives, if not actionable
Conversely, blog posts are generally shorter in form, and impermanent: I may not agree with something I wrote long ago. Both are intended to be posted as final, in contrast with more permanent pages, like /lithium or /law, which should be occasionally updated.
Note: word counts and estimated read times @ 250 words/minute are in parenthesis.
- 2017: A Letter to My Unborn Daughters, or: Why American Women Aren’t Leading Anymore (4,200 words, 17 min)
- 2017: Why Americans Will Start “Waking Up” as we start Driving Less (2,300 words, 9 minutes)
- 2019: Why I Sometimes Wear a Rock Necklace (2,200 words, 9 minutes)
- 2020: Social distancing, not social isolation! (1,300 words, 5 minutes)
- 2017: Letter to Servicemembers, Active and Inactive
- 2017: A 5 Step-Plan for the Financial Future of The United States, or: Why Killing All the Baby Boomers Just Might Save Us [satire]
- 2017: Quantum Nutrition: A Short Introduction
- 2017: Question: do you think lithium specifically affects athletic performance?
- 2018: What the Solstices Mean to Me
- 2019: A Barking Dog, A Short Exercise in Writing and Editing Under a Deadline, and A Brief Letter to an Anonymous Neighbor: A Short Version of the Argument that Modern Pet Ownership in the United States has become Emotional Slavery
- 2020: 2012 ‘Mars One’ Application
- 2020: “My, how time flies!”
- 2020: A few fitness thoughts amidst our stay-at-home orders.
- 2020: Lyrics for Alicia Keys’ Stay-At-Home Rendition of Flo Rida’s “My House”
- 2021: Personal response to COVID vaccine concerns for any anti-vaxx friends (1800 words, 7 minutes)
- 2021: Berries in the NW
- 2021: More anti-vaxx COVID thoughts… (1000 words, 4 minutes)
- 2021: How to Read Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings Day by Day, According to the Calendar Dates from ‘A Tale of Years’ (technically a permanent page)
- 2022: Portland’s Lower Macleay Park/Trail Closure
My book notes are for myself, but others are welcome to peruse them if so desired: