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You Make the Best of What’s Still Around

When the world is running down, you make the best of what’s still around. My name is Berin, and in the middle of a global pandemic and social upheaval I string words together for a living.Which sometimes feels an awful lot like fiddling while Rome burns. As of this month I’m entering my  as a […]

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Let’s Talk About Zines

Let’s talk about zines for a moment. Namely, let’s talk about the zines that I’m going to be releasing going forward. They will all be electronic in nature (ezines) and available for download from Gumroad. Why? Because no one reads blogs anymore, it’s a way to distribute my writing, and it might make me a […]

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June 1 2020 Daily Proof of Life Post

7:00 am EEST (GMT+3). This is the June 1 2020 daily proof of life post. I’ve been up since 5am. Even though I slept well, I’m still emotionally exhausted. There’s so much going on that I just don’t have the spoons to talk about. I’m avoiding looking at news, or checking comments on the new […]

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The Empathy Gap in American Culture

There has always been an empathy gap in American culture. A lack of compassion and a degree of institutional sociopathy was baked right in. There had to be. Property rights have always been more important that human rights. That starts with the assertion that the land you’ve settled on belongs to you, and not the […]

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May 31 2020 Daily Proof of Life Post

7:00 am EEST (GMT+3). This is the May 31 2020 daily proof of life post. I won’t look at news until I’ve had my coffee, updated my bullet journal, and spent a little time in meditation. Not that I can’t guess what I’ll find. Nationwide protests in the United States. Republican rhetoric using racist dogwhistles. […]