Hello. My name is ryk. That’s me in the photo above, staring out to sea, pondering the future of humanity. Or maybe looking for a secluded place to pee.
I started this blog back in 2006, and I’m still trying to figure out what it is I hope to accomplish here. I chose the name Abandon Mythology because I think mankind needs to do just that if we are ever to achieve any meaningful, peaceful coexistence. I originally thought I would use this space to expound on that thesis through some sort of evangelical atheism, but I quickly discovered it’s been done — is being done — by better thinkers and better writers than myself.
From there, the blog became mostly me bitching about politics, particularly right-wing politics. There is no end of material there to write about, but over the past year or so, I’ve become disengaged from that, too. I just can’t sustain the energy to keep howling into the hurricane of hate radio and the Fox
News Outrage Channel.
I just moved the blog to a new host, and during that process, somehow I fucked up and lost most of my archives. I’m going to use that as an excuse to make something of a fresh start. I don’t know exactly how or where it will go from here. I may start writing poems about puppies and butterflies. 9/12/2013