what is this?
Having exhausted the examined life, I wish to live a deliberate life.
I go in search of what Emerson called “an original relation to the universe.”
This currently means: living as nomad, my home the road and anywhere I am a stranger; every day should be spring, and I ought to wake up brand new to greet it.
Essays, poems, and chronicles should be expected.
I refuse to attempt transparency but I will remain translucent – to that effect:
Up-to-date (rough) summary of my guiding principles (V 0.3, updated 6/1/2022):
Contradiction is necessary.
Reject all ideologies, models, or pursuits that treat the human condition as goal-based or optimizable.
Reject all ideologies, models, or pursuits that treat existence as knowable and exhaustible (and take truth to be a state of correspondence between your mind and reality).
Reject all external demands made at the level of identity/being (instead of action).
The only duty you have is the one you recognize.
Disregard the above should it ever offend your soul.
Do not try to be “good” – nothing worth doing is ever a duty.
Reality is a poor substitute for truth.
Keep pain out of your epistemology – just 'cause it hurts don't make it true.
Choose your risks carefully and your caution doubly so.