My dark academia story, weighing in at 14,230 words, is finally out for both ebook and paperback readers! I’ve thought of it ever since last fall, but only in the past week or so have I gotten enough gumption to go write it! As the … Continue readingTen Weeks at Onigaminsing: New Novella Out!
We’ve all heard the mantra “Build Back Better” so beloved by our political leaders, including President Joe Biden, but what does it mean? At last we have an answer on the White House website, as encapsulated in “The Life of Linda”. Here I will go … Continue readingUpgrading the Life of Linda
Go onto Google and search for “I never went to college” or some such, and what do you find? You don’t find stories of people like me, someone who was a gifted kid, is a sophisticate, and a performing-artist type with intellectual curiosities but who … Continue readingI Never Went to College…or High School
Why do employers generally require college degrees or high school diplomas to get a job? On one hand, it makes sense: a more knowledgeable man who has demonstrated he can stick with a long-term project is a better employee. On the other hand, it makes … Continue readingThe Puzzle of Credentialism
I feel a bit behind the curve, since only like yesterday did I discover I have a great affinity with that social-media aesthetic called “dark academia”. Maybe the fact I follow and love the @_DarkAcademia Twitter account and have for a long time should have … Continue readingAcademia, Dark and Otherwise
This year has seen a historically rapid rise in adoption of alternative forms of education. Virtual and remote education has become the norm, home education proper has seen a spike, and perhaps most interestingly educational “pods” have become mainstream. Amidst all this educational ferment I … Continue readingArt, Nature, and Freedom: Toward a Better Future for Education
The idea of college ships as an incremental pathway to seasteading was explored in a previous post. While the idea of pursuing higher education, formally or informally, at sea, roaming between ports in a built-in study-abroad program, is compelling enough, there are more distinctive visions … Continue readingA Social Vision for College Ships
Seasteading, a topic popular in futurist and libertarian circles, is simply the construction of settlements on the high seas capable of sustaining permanent populations. While floating cities dominate futuristic concepts of high-seas settlement, there are many other kinds of communities that would benefit from seafaring, … Continue readingCollege Ships: A Pathway to Seasteading