If you want to receive meandering existential ramblings at an irregular cadence, you’re in the right place.

This ‘newsletter’ is an effort to escape the proverbial Cave in Plato’s Allegory, by way of exploring topics like falling dumbbells, productivity-hacking dogs, and sobriety.

Here’s Rainer Maria Rilke on the ethos behind my essays (probably):

“You are so young, all beginnings so far in front of you, and I should like to beg you earnestly to have patience with all unsolved problems in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms, or books that are written in a foreign tongue. Do not search for the answers, which cannot be given to you, because you could not live them. That is the point, to live everything. Now you must love your problems. And perhaps gradually, without noticing it, you will live your way into the answer some distant day.”

Ok cool but like who are you?

My bad. Hi! I’m Alex, and the handsome old man in the middle there is Duke.

We just moved out to Richmond, VA after having lived in Texas our whole lives. We used to be miserable corporate drones, but then we bought an e-commerce business and started living on our own terms.

Now we spend our days lounging, writing, becoming EMT certified, and working on a few business ventures.

Well, I do. Duke guards the apartment and makes friends with the neighbors.

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Alex Michael

Reformed corporate guy turned entrepreneur & writer. Lacrosse fanatic, wannabe trail runner, volunteer firefighter in training. Sharing questionable thoughts.