Human Parts
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Humans 101

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Technique: Journaling.

Strategy: Completely free yourself from critical restraint and transcribe your disinhibited stream of consciousness. All day and night, jot down whatever idea pops into your head, no matter how immediate, simplistic, vacuous, ridiculous, dim, doltish, absurd, or downright insane it may seem. Let nothing limit the frequency of…

This Is Us

I’ve been fighting a losing battle with the world’s Ben Davises for decades.

If you Google me, my name auto-fills with ‘pants’. The first thing people want to know is whether I fit like ‘Dickies.’ I have an uncle named Dickie so there is a small chance this is a misguided fan with deep knowledge of my family and poor grammar. …

Homeschooling during the pandemic was no walk in the park, but at least we managed to keep ourselves entertained

In retrospect, renting a taxidermied great horned owl for my kids was an obvious attempt to compensate for something.

Actually, it was an attempt to compensate for many things. First among them, of course, was Covid. By that point, October 2020, the kids had been cooped up with only their…

Like you’re dressed as you for Halloween.

Like starting a new season of a TV show, where your favorite character has a different haircut.

Like you’re Mary-Kate dressed as Ashley.

Like you got a tattoo of your face… over your face.

Like seeing your third-grade teacher in tennis shoes.

Like seeing your doctor in falsies.

Like seeing…

Ben Kassoy (he/him) is…

Ben Kassoy (he/him) is a payphone that rings.

Ben Kassoy (he/him) is a cartographer in a coma, psychokinetically mapping underwater worlds, waiting for someone to one day discover his sunken cities.

Ben Kassoy (he/him) is having three vertebrae removed so he can put his ear right up to his chest…

Human Parts

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