Sole specimen of Desmodus desertus. Xerophilic Texan scribe/scribbler/cenobite traversing the Desert of the Real.

Neostoicism Redux

Stoicism was a school of Greek philosophy founded in Athens by Zeno of Citium that espoused the strict governance of emotions and the rule of logic. Contrary to the form of stoicism practiced by a certain pointy-eared spaceman, classical Stoicism did not espouse the suppression of emotions, but rather controlling them, allowing the positive emotions freedom without letting them reign over logic… Continue…

Character Study: Vader

This short story was originally written for May the Fourth 2020. Darth Vader, the Empire, the Sith, and all other Star Wars elements are property of Lucasfilm, Ltd. and the Walt Disney Company. The following story is fanfiction and is not an officially-licensed, Disney-authorized work of fiction. Continue…

The End of Silence

Last year, I emerged from a lengthy, protracted torpor and opened my eyes to a world I no longer recognized… and to a face in the mirror that appeared as alien to me as the face of a foreigner from faraway realms. This was my reintroduction to the world I… Continue…