Pokey Archive

If you’re the kind who likes to drink straight from the firehose, this page is for you. No categories, no tags, just all of my essays here in reverse order of publication. I can tell you’re already pretty excited about this. You’re welcome.


  • Entomovention

    Entomovention

    It’s become obvious to everyone that there are many fewer insects around than there used to be, but we can’t say it’s the end of the world for insects. We actually have no idea.

  • Worms on the Brain

    Worms on the Brain

    The unlikely saga of RFK Jr.

  • The Second Hot End

    The Second Hot End

    A continuation of my adventures with an Ender 5 S1 printer, and eight new projects.

  • 3D Morality

    3D Morality

    Filament has the potential for becoming extraordinarily useful, and 3D printing allows us to use filament in intricate ways we’ve never been able to build before. At the same time, it can be extraordinarily wasteful and can allow us to burn through resources faster than ever before.

  • Beltane Meditation

    Beltane Meditation

    This is when we again take that baton of life from past generations and hand it forward to the next. This is how we touch the past and fuel the future. This is a celebration of life, of living, of moving along that part of the wheel where we celebrate the miracle of regeneration.

  • The First Hot End

    The First Hot End

    My 3D printer experiences, including my recently purchased Creality Ender 5 S1, and a catalog of what I’ve made with it so far.

  • Noah Point

    Noah Point

    The rainbow has become emblematic of the entire Noah’s flood story, but it’s culturally relevant to ask why we think the rainbow was the most important part.

  • Ides of March

    Ides of March

    The Ides of March has become the lead in to a host of jokes, but there’s a lesson from history here worth considering.

  • Coding Compulsion

    Coding Compulsion

    I have a compulsion to write code. I write code even when I’m not paid to, because it makes me unhappy to do otherwise.

  • Trash on the Moon

    Trash on the Moon

    Oh look! More trash on the Moon!

  • Disaster Response

    Disaster Response

    Disasters happen, then we clean up and repair and reorganize. When disasters move very slowly, it can seem evil to not try to fight them.

  • The Philistine and the Poet

    The Philistine and the Poet

    The story of David and Goliath plays an interesting role in the second verse of the Book of Mark, by identifying a specific localization of Yahweh, the God of War.