About the author

I am the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! The most recent can be found at LosingMyReligions.net. Currently, I am President of One Step for Animals; previously, I was shitcanned from so many nonprofits that we can’t list them all here. Before my unfortunate encounter with activism, I was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA (to impress Carl Sagan). My hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED}. I live in Tucson with my soulmate and reluctant editor Anne, along with the occasional snake and scorpion.

Friday, November 18, 2022

"Bohemian Rhapsody" should have been in Losing

Update: the color paperback version of Losing is now for sale.

Everyone who has read Losing My Religions knows which parts of the book these "Bohemian Rhapsody" lyrics tie together:

I don't want to die 

I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all.

If you want to get into the guts of the song and its production, check out this episode of "What Makes This Song Great." (I liked Queen at the time, but wasn't really into them like many. I thought "We Are the Champions" and "We Will Rock You" were somewhat silly and somewhat bullying. And "I'm in love with my car"? I appreciated the movie Bohemian Rhapsody, although it was sad.)

PS re: Losing: Kelsey Piper has a longish thoughtful take on Longtermism.  

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