Dispatches from the Empire


The philosopher is he who aspires to be at home everywhere.

The real problem of humanity is the following: we have paleolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and god-like technology. And it is terrifically dangerous, and it is now approaching a point of crisis overall.
—E.O. Wilson

Wake, butterfly —
it’s late, we’ve miles
to go together.


If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
—George Orwell

We are so lucky.
—T. Murray

Late 30s millennial guy from the Midwest currently living in a small, rural town in the Mountain West. Very online, though not on social media. Attempting to work out my anxieties in public as honestly as possible.

We live in extraordinary times and I’m doing my best to survive them, to live with virtue and gratitude, to not succumb to the mania, the greed, the anger, the fear, the desire, the want of late-stage capitalism.