The Future is Where We Shall All Be, Someday

“We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember, my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future” — Plan 9 from Outer Space by Ed Wood

Imagine the future. It is going to be glorious. The future is just a few days away and I know it is going to fantastic. For one thing in the future, there are going to be exploding monsters, resurrected pop stars from the 1960s…


Listening is a two-way form of communication. I am trying to learn how to listen better and my cats are teaching me a lot. I am not sure if I am projecting my imagination into my cats, but I think maybe they like me. I’m not entirely certain as to whether they like me or not, but I am learning how to listen to them. In addition to them saying, “meow” when they are hungry or want attention or are about to spit up a hairball. Cats, by the way, do not say “meow” and honestly, I don’t really understand…


The Failure of Words

Words are insufficient to even begin to describe the universe. Not only do words completely fail to describe the universe, words also create an entirely other set of fictional identities which then the reader has to try to distinguish from the real world. By creating words, the users of words are able to constantly reclaim meaning and erase the obvious klunkiness of human existence. Words are dangerous, words are unimportant, words fail, they fail to describe an experience or to create meaning.

Just take a basic experience like trying to describe your environment. There are so…


I was doing some research on stream of consciousness writing and it got me thinking about thinking. Actually this goes back to two problems I am beginning to realize are gigantic problems that I didn’t really understand when I was a child. The first problem is the problem of thinking. It is really the problem. It is the existential problem of how do we think? What does our thinking mean? How can we explain thinking? This is the first problem with all of the related questions. The second problem which I am sort of recovering recently through my exploration of…


Social media, social media, social media, it needs a nickname or an acronym like SoMo or SoSo or SocMe or SoMe or MeMe. Media is such a powerful tool, it has transformed so much about how we live in such a short time. In the 1920s radio transformed the world, shortly after that it was television, during the same time all that was happening there was also the revolution in film going from a machine that flips pictures in a penny arcade to silent films to talkies in black and white to film as we know it. …


When I was a child I loved to eat Reese’s Pieces. I found them surprising because they had a bizarre texture in your mouth. They were soft, the feeling in your mouth was soft unlike m&m’s where the feeling was hard, but the reward of chocolate wasn’t there so the inside of my mouth focused more on the sugar coating. Have you ever thought about what a difference there is between Reese’s Pieces and Chocolate M&M’s? It is like the difference between hydrogen and helium. You sort of forget about elemental particles especially when they both begin with an ‘H’…


Part One: Does She Have a Dick?
A Guide to dating Transgendered Bodies

Dick, cock, phallus, wanky monkey, one eyed willy, wand of life, mandingo, dilly, disco stick, limp bizkit, joystick, flüge, dipstick, taco hammer, dwonger,hang dong, weiner, tally whacker, 100% all beef schlobongalong, manhood, sea cucumber, wanger, donkey kong dong shlong, smokin pole, tickle stick, ladysnake, hooded ninja, jizz gun, penis. Does she have a dick? That is the first thing you want to know if you are going to date a transgender woman. What is the packaging like, and could you possibly even consider dating someone with a dick? …


Parashah Vayakhel
Creating a Community of Inclusion

In Parashah Vayakhel we find the children of Israel in the desert freely giving of themselves. They are called to assemble, Vayakhel, and rather than given instructions to follow out of fear, the people in a moment of unity gather together and give freely of themselves to the artistic creation to be undertaken. Vayakhel is a reminder of the potential for community inherent in all situations. …


A Guide to Transgender Lady Chasers Everywhere

So you have been scanning the pages of the Facebook group Ladychasers, lovingly caressing the cursor as you move across the photos one page after the next. Here you see a beautiful lady, her name is Jasmine, it says she lives in Alabama. She is looking for a sugar daddy to show her a good time. She has beautiful, black kinky hair teased up and styled. She says that she is a hairdresser from Montgomery. She is 22 and she is a top. She has tastefully done makeup and is wearing a slinky black dress that shows off her cleavage…


Parashas Terumah
Building God a House

In this week’s Parsha God speaks to Moses instructing him to tell the people of Israel to take for her a portion. In the text which begins chapter twenty five of Exodus, God instructs Moses to take gold, silver and copper, turquoise, linen and scarlet wool, red dyed ram skins and even the mystical tachash. God goes on to give Moses instructions on how to build her a house, a sanctuary, the Mishkan.

For millions, perhaps hundreds of millions of years single celled life forms dominated the world’s oceans. They were probably everywhere, with…

Anna Thompson

Anna Thompson is a writer, artist and cat lover who lives in Portland Oregon with her partner and six cats. She loves writing about sex, gender and religion.

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