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.

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Two bits from my book

From the chapter "Anything for Her Laugh":

Books, including memoirs, are often presented as fully-formed pieces of coherent narrative. But that is not how they come about. Writing takes place within a life, with much else going on in the writer’s life and their world. If you and I were sitting down to talk, that would obviously take place within the context of our lives and the broader world. So in these pages, I’m going to provide you with at least some of the context, to let you know what is going on as I write.

From the chapter: "Day 8 Concluded: Stone Cold":

(If you have purchased this book, I wish for you many hours spent in Csikszentmihalyi‘s “flow state.” Writing this book [well, not the end] has provided that for me.)





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