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So I'm a piss poor example of a blogger. Go figure.

That's because I really don't regard this as a blog. Sure, it has all of the elements of one, but I really use this as a creative outlet for whatever writing fancy I've taken to at the moment. Whether it be poetry, essays or pictures, it's simply what I have opted to share in this space, available to the casual reader.

I call myself a writer now, a term that I'm still not comfortable using to describe myself. I really am a philosopher, and the writing I do is my tortured attempts at describing the various truths I see floating by on a daily basis. In that sense, the whole of my work here represents the chaotic nature that I view as the state of our existence. I invite readers to relish in the individual postings, but understand that to me it is one part of the whole.

A description of the categories:

Basking Party—an examination of people and their behavior.

Beside Myself—Creative work. Usually poetry or prose.

Say Hello to G-d—an examination of the spiritual.

The Right Side of Town—I used to hitchhike, and have around five thousand miles on my thumb. This is a description of some of my more interesting rides.

Thoughts When Driving My Car—More general philosophical essays or general thoughts.

All material at and, also known as the Gratuitous Dread Presence is the sole creation of Christopher Buxton, with the exception of cited quotes and the subtitle. All work is copyright 2008.