Obliterate Conformity

Introspective

Half a decade ago or so I interviewed a former CDC expert for a History Channel piece. He used to be in charge of containing several outbreaks in Africa with Ebola and Marburg, the MERS outbreak in Malaysia, and couple of other hemorrhagic close calls. After leaving CDC, he was working out of a small […]

Published by HoneyColony It started at age 27. I didn’t pull them out. I wasn’t on steroids. I wasn’t pregnant. I didn’t use peroxide. There was nothing wrong with my thyroid gland. I ate high-quality protein and exercised regularly. Yet my hairline was receding at a rate of about a half a scalp per decade. […]

Two evolutionary scientists from Princeton University were on my tail. The Grants. They’d been following me for months with their binoculars. I pretended not to notice. I maintained identical life habits just so they would get bored. But they never got bored. For three decades they never got bored. What did they know about me […]

Published by HoneyColony La Brea and Sunset. He was there when my car came to a stop at the traffic lights. Shoeless and ragged, he swiveled between the lanes like a faulty pendulum, handing out dirty fliers to drivers who tried to remain invisible. When he got closer, I dug my nose into my iPhone […]