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Queer vegan cryptid trying their best to survive late-stage capitalism while helping others do the same.

I’m trying to avoid being furious, but they’re not making it easy.

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00. Preamble


My mom died in 2017. This is how it went down and what I learned in the process.

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It didn’t have to go down like this.

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There was no way I could have known, but I did.


What a long, strange trip it’s been. I regret nothing, aside from not understanding more of it sooner.

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I’m not sure if I can or should legally say the name of the employer that made this short film required viewing, but it rhymes with “all fart.” And if I did say it, no one would be shocked in the slightest.

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Agent Orange, as I like to call him, pulled the worst parts out of the members of the republican party and used them to attract a very specific kind of voter who could reliably be expected to have multiple guns, feels marginalized, and can be motivated to express their frustration through violence and intimidation.

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Let Me Be Clear


Or: it’s not just your political affiliation that’s being monitored, and it’s not just rival political factions doing it.

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As someone who has been living with complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) for a very long time, I have a theory. My expectations are low, but nothing drives home a point like being smacked in the face with the evidence.

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This is a story about my dad and how he got his start in radio — and a client that stuck with him for decades.

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