Personal And Philosophical Writing

Eight Thoughts About Timescale
Considering the scale of our perception…and how it affects our chances of survival as a species.

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Competitive Eschatology and Climate Denial
Has apocalyptic religion rigged the video game?

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Growing Up Atheist
A long reflection on being raised godless.

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Theonormativity in Lab Studies
Follow-Up On Theonormativity

Problems with a psychology study and god-assumptions.

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An Excellent Sort Of Memory: Creativity in Khyal Singing
How originality and tradition work together in North Indian musical performance.

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A Few Words About Hippies and India
This is funny. Also slightly NSFW.

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Thoughts On The Drone
A lifetime spent with a tonic-fifth drone has an impact.

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Thoughts On My College Experience As A Self-Directed Learner
I got a degree from Beacon College, which used to be called “Campus-Free College.” And it was amazingly great.

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Economics and the Tyranny of False Measurement
We need to reimagine our economy if we are to last.

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About Listening And Learning
A classroom experience leads to some interesting speculation about how people hear things.

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Dr. Hugh Morgan Hill, R.I.P. Remembering “Brother Blue,” the Greatest Storyteller in the World
Time spent with Brother Blue was never wasted, always exalted. Including time spent playing percussion for Buckminster Fuller to dance.

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My Sun Ra Stories
Hanging out with the Man from Saturn.

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True Tale of a Tortoise (NSFW)
A naughty, and very funny, and completely true, story.

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Summoning The Future: Making Your Own Instruments
Instructions for the first steps in making your own music.

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More writing on education.

Lessons in Learning From Forty Years Ago

More Things I Learned In School

A Day Of Unschooling

Homeschooling Math


A theistic encounter with a student

Music at home with kid.

Nuts and Bolts Of Music Theory

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Writings and resources on sustainability and consumerism.

Thoughts About Music, Money, Public Spaces, Intellectual Property, and Responsibility

On Consumerism and Daddying

My Big Fat Garden Project

Inconvenient Futures: Two Book Reviews

Two Good Books About The Future

Hema Jain Teaches Her Children Well: Living A Waste-Free Life (She wrote this, not me).

Loaves of Truth From My Brother The Baker (He wrote this, not me).

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Bits and pieces on religion & rights:

Being Pro-Choice Is Personal For Me (video)

Theistic stupidity earns a smackdown.

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More Thoughts On Music

Gamelans in Prisons: This makes me happy

The Sonic Casualties of Climate Change (1): Africa

The Sonic Casualties of Climate Change (2): Tuva

The Sonic Casualties of Climate Change (3): Sunda

Learning To Love “World Music” — The Tony Schwartz Exchange Tape

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