As an alternative to Facebook, a Medium blog, and all the other social channels scattered across the Nightosphere, this is where I hang out and create content. Some of my friends from Medium and IRL join me here as writers and moderators, contributing their own unique voices, experiences, and research. We make independent journalism, poetry, essays, podcasting, tarot readings, and generally stir up trouble.
We talk about a wide range of topics, from politics and society to the arts, identity, spirituality, and meditation, with some poetry and mythology thrown in for good measure.
The common thread is that we’re all tired of binary, red v blue, tribal mainstream attitudes and ready to have intellectually honest—and civil—conversations about real things that actually matter.
This is also a place where I'm free to say whatever the fuck I need to say, rather than chasing down clickable trends. I invite you to come and do the same, and to meet others who are interested in honest, drama-free conversations about things that matter - people who are looking for the third path.
At the creamy center of this network, you'll find a private, paywalled group called "The Speakeasy". This is a private space, inaccessible to nonmembers and to search engines, where my closest colleagues and I have our most private conversations. It's also where I store the full library of my work--essays, poetry, interview podcasts, and so on. If you like the main network, you're welcome to request Speakeasy membership as well.
I've given this community two rules:
1) Be reasonable.
2) Don't be abusive.
All opinions are welcome, but abuse is not. If you're not clear on what constitutes abuse, please refer to rule #1.
Need to stay anonymous for whatever reason? That’s fine by me.
If you’re interested in publishing your own content here, join the network and send me a DM.
I do write for cash sometimes, if it's the write topic and paycheck. I also host workshops and speak for cash. Visit my main portfolio site at creativeonion.me.