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Agnostic Mythology
Remember Alice?
Other Stuff 
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New photos of people at Oxford
Writing
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Published writing

Nonpolitical essays 

Political essays  Interviews  I have a lot more published and unpublished writing on my professional-academic web page, but it's mostly aimed at people with training in economics, philosophy, or social science. 

Unpublished writing <top>

Nonfiction 

  • Very short book reviews. I've been listening to books on tape since 1997. I feel like I have become literate for the first time. Starting August of 2001, I've been trying to write a short review of every book I listen to.
  • The Economic Possibilities of Our Grandparents. This essay discusses the relevance of John Maynard Keynes's essay "The Economic Possibilities of Our Grandchildren," for the generation of Keynes's grandchildren. He prodicted that increasing economic growth would losen the link between fulltime work and survival. The growth he predicated came true, but not its consequences. Why not? What does this tell us about our society?
  • The Millenium Awards, 1994. Back in 1993, my brother, my friend Rob, and I go the idea of giving awards for every conceivable topic for the period 1000 to 2000. Despite the fact that it was just a work of humor it proved to take more time--and more knowledge of history--than we had. So we eventually abondoned the project, but not before we came up with some good ones. So here's what I was able to salvage from the scores of emails we wrote on this.
  • I know why the Twenty%Tippers Never Made it, 1998 When Ken Sorkin was approached by a publisher to turn the short stories he wrote about his band into a book, he asked everybody he knew to contribute. I thought it was a strange way to turn short-stories into a book, and it eventually got turned down by the publisher, but here's my bit.
Fiction <top>
  • Elron, Short Story, 2002
  • Agnostic Mythology as text, 1999 (begun 1996). It's also in cartoon and music.
    • Agnostic Apology (text)
    • The Agnostic Creation Myth (text)
    • The Myth of Agnos I: The Agnostic Covenant. (text)
    • The Myth of Agnos II: The Agnostic Messiah. The sequal. (text)
    • The Agnostic Commandment (text)
    • The Agnostic Psalms (The Song of Agnos) (text)g
    • The Agnostic Meditation Mantra The Agnostic Prayer (text)
    • Blind (An Agnostic Parable About An Accident on 3rd St.)(text)
    • The Agnostic Myth of the Afterlife. (text)
    • An Agnostic Dialogue About a Path to a Perfectplace. This is my attempt to merge Plato with Abott and Costello. (text)
  • The Mayor's New Haircut, 1997. A little Hans Christian Andersen vs. Rudy Guliani.
  • Elron, 2002 (begun 1998) A story based largely on a guy I knew in high school.
Cartoons <top>
NEW

Solo songs
Recorded at Jim Beebe's studio in South Bend, Indiana with Jim as producer and back-up vocalist.

Agnostic Mythology and some other stuff, 1999 <top>
I recorded this albumn with the Submonotones in 1997 and 1998. 

Text:

Credits and liner notes
Lyrics
Press clippings
Images:
Cover image
Pictures and lyrics as images (tracks 1-3)
Pictures and lyrics as images (track 4)
Lyrics as cartoons (tracks 9-11)
Lyrics as cartoons (tracks 12-19)
More pictures and cartoons and credits
Music:

Part 1: Some stuff

1. I Am Your Man (lyerics-image) (lyrics-text)
2. The Home of the FAT Homeless (lyerics-image) (lyrics-text)
3. I Don’wan’a’no (lyerics-image) (lyrics-text)
4. Trains (lyrics-image) (lyrics-text)
5. Sweet Child o'Mine: A Dramatic Reading of the Poetry of Guns and Roses
6. The Submonotone Theme


Part 2: Agnostic Mythology (image 1, image 2) (lyrics-text)

7. Agnostic Apology (text)
8. Interlude 3 (instrumental)
9. The Agnostic Creation Myth (image) (lyrics-text)
10. The Myth of Agnos I & II: 
       I. The Agnostic Covenant
       II. The Counter-Factual Agnostic Messiah
11. The Agnostic Commandment (image) (lyrics-text)
12. The Agnostic Psalms (The Song of Agnos)  (image) (lyrics-text)
13. The Agnostic Meditation Mantra and The Agnostic Prayer (image) (lyrics-text)
14. Blind (An Agnostic Parable About An Accident on 3rd St.)   (image) (lyrics-text)
15. The Agnostic Myth of the Afterlife (image) (lyrics-text)
16. An agnostic moment of silence 
17. An Agnostic Dialogue About a Path to a Perfectplace (image) (lyrics-text)
19. Why I Don't Know if I'm an Agnostic by Michael Lewis (lyrics-text)


Remember Alice? <top>
This band was together from about 1995 to 1995. We recorded two CDs that got good reception on college radio, and we played shows in 24 states & provinces.

Photos:

Remember Alice? tour photos, summer 1996
    1 Nick goes metal, Karl as psycho, Dim shows chest, Jordon with guitar, girl with rat
    2 Paul sleeping in the van, dim shows stomach, Gene on Radio
    3 Nick's rage, Paul & Gene with our South Caroline hostss, Karl eats tuna from the can
    4 Dim shows underarm, Nick's joy, our hosts in Columbia, SC
    5 Nick as Mr. Jack, dangerous illegal skateboarding manouver
Remember Alice? January 1996: Karl, Paul, Kristine, John, and Scott
Remember Alice? Summer 1995: Paul and Karl

Press clippings 
Bio

Remember Alice? (self titled first CD), 1995 
Cover

Songs: listen on MP3.com

1. Ugly D 
2. Sinking, Joe? 
3. Don't Deny 
4. Combat Boots 
5. Quirky 
6. Interlude 
7. Ahead and Behind 
8. Good Manners First 
9. Sayonara 
10. Tone Def / Color Blind 
11. I Know What I Want 
12. Inside Out 
13. The Drunken Savior 
14. Interlude-version 2
This is an E.P. About..., 1996
Cover, liner notes, and lyrics (image)
Songs: listen on MP3.com
1. EuroTrash 
2. I Don't Wan'a Know (Remember Alice? version) 
3. The Turkish Ska Song 
4. Such a Nice Guy 
5. I Hope I'm Wrong 
6. You Say / No Way 
7. Gun Barrel City
Unreleased tracks, recorded live by WDST in Woodstock, November 1997
Other stuff
Press Clippings <top>

These are articles other people wrote about me. 

Pictures <top>
Life in Oxford
     Sushi Lunch with Benita (October 24, 2004)
     Sushi Lunch with Ingmar, Karl, and Benita (October 24, 3004)
     At the King's Arms with the Bodlian Library in the background, Philip, Megumi, Karl, and Ingmar (October 16, 2004)
     At the "MCR" with James, Ingmar, Fiona, etc. (October 9, 2004)
     With Annalise and Fabienne in Greece (February 2004)
     Punting with Redheads (June, 2004)
     Diane Punts (June 2004)
     Graham and I crash the LMH Ball (June 2004)
     Oxford Political Theory at a Pub (from left: Omar, Steve, Kieran, Karl)  (2003)
     Oxford Political Theory at a Pub without Omar (2003)
     Oxford Political Theory goes to Yorkshire (from left: Karl, Roxanne, Barry, Olly, Steve, Fabienne, Kieran) (July 2003)
     With Sandra at Lady Margaret Hall (June 15, 2004)

My various looks
     Me (November 9, 2002)
     Me With a Short Mohawk (July 16, 2002)
     Me With a Long Mohawk (July 15, 2002)
     Me With Long Hair and Beard (Feb. 20, 2002)
     Me With Dreadlocks (1995) (That's Paul in the background)
From Japan to Ireland (July to Sep 2002)
     Becoming more like one with Buddha (July 18, 2002)
     Above the Clouds with Tim on Mt. Fuji (July 20, 2002)
     Unmistakably on Mt. Fuji (July 20, 2002)
          More Fuji picutres from Tim
          More Japan picutres from Tim
     Tim and I at the Great Wall of China (Late July 2002):
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          two
          three
          four
          five
          More Great Wall picutres from Tim
     My encounter with the Beijing Police Pictures and description (Late July 2002)
          More Beijing picutres from Tim
          Shanghai pictures from Tim
     I reach the Atlantic (late September, 2002)

The view of ground zero from my office (late Sep. 2001) 
     Surveying the wreckage
     The wreckage
     Close up of Tower 2
     Written description

Daren and Me (November 9, 2002)
Nick and Me (November 9, 2002)
With the Bosler kids 1: Playing footstool (early Sep. 2001) 
With the Bosler kids 2: Just Playing (early Sep. 2001)
At Tom's Wedding (March 2001) 
Kelly at Belgium's most famous landmark (April 2001)
With Michiyo (Jan. 2001) 

Remember Alice? tour photos, summer 1996
    1 Nick goes metal, Karl as psycho, Dim shows chest, Jordon with guitar, girl with rat
    2 Sleeping in the van, dim shows stomach, Gene on Radio
    3 Nick's rage, Paul & Gene with South Caroline hosts, Karl eats tuna from the can
    4 Dim shows underarm, Nick's joy, hosts from Columbia, SC
    5 Nick as Mr. Jack, dangerous illegal skateboarding manouver
Remember Alice? January 1996: Karl, Paul, Kristine, John, and Scott
Remember Alice? Summer 1995: Paul and Karl

For more pictures go to Tim's side

Miscellaneous <top>
Links <top>
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