The story is titled “Peripheral Adventures.” I wrote it one night after a particularly strange evening, and it was kind of a lark when I came up with it. But then I submitted it to Scholar and Rogues, and am happy to say that they accepted the piece. It’s about a dude who’s so drunk that he is no longer able to take care of himself – a frame of mind that I can relate to and know too well. The piece appeared on the homepage of the journal on November 9th, and is now available in its archives . Also, if you get to the end of the story, the last word of the piece is “Adventure.”
I’m stoked to have a story appearing on Scholars and Rogues’ website. This is a rad little publication, disseminating primarily left wing journalism, and I’d like to think that my little story fits right in. In their words – Scholars & Rogues is a diverse band of thinkers, social analysts, activists, grousers, jesters, and troublemakers. We’re all different in a variety of ways, but we share a general belief in progress, a conviction that smarter is better, and a passionate distaste for convention.
S&R isn’t a current news site and we’re not a typical political blog (although that’s how we started out back in 2007). There are some fantastic sites out there where you can get quick, first-on-the-scene takes, and if you explore the blogroll you’ll see what we mean. We’re more like the editorial desk. We see our mission as comment, analysis, informed opinion, deep insight. We try to figure out what things mean, and in passing that perspective on to our readers we hope to foster a greater tendency toward critical thinking in society. Many of us are convinced that if you take care of the society’s cultural spheres, the politics will take care of themselves.