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The Other Past is a counterpoint. Most people are only exposed to history that's... pretty depressing - if you're not digging deeper than what you see on TV or in the news, you'd almost think nothing has happened on this planet besides war, serial killers, and injustice. But, while everyone knows (and should know) about the two World Wars, a much smaller number know about the insane cultural movements that spread over three continents in between them - and to me, that's a much better story.

Info about the relatively peaceful world run by Islam, from the fall of Rome to the discovery of the Americas, is similarly drowned out by today's focus on extremism and suffering in the region - and there's so much more. The Other Past is about art, food, sports, culture, cities, and the people that make it all work, which are topics I'd much rather hear about than death, violence, and horrible things humans do to each other. It's not that those things shouldn't be talked about - but there should be other voices as well, and the Other Past is one of those voices. Check out the page for more information, and keep an open mind regardless.

Peace!
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Shoot me your email and I'll put you down to receive the essays, which usually come out weekly (if I'm taking a break they're biweekly) - a buck a month isn't much and I put a lot into these.
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$5 or more per month 3 patrons
When I do something I plan on selling, like a kindle book or a podcast that's not free, you'll get it without paying more. This is more an investment than anything else, and you also get the emails.
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$19 of $20 per month
With this sort of money I can buy more books, which generate knowledge and thus more content. That's literally where most of this money will go, because I love books and am building a library.
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The Other Past is a counterpoint. Most people are only exposed to history that's... pretty depressing - if you're not digging deeper than what you see on TV or in the news, you'd almost think nothing has happened on this planet besides war, serial killers, and injustice. But, while everyone knows (and should know) about the two World Wars, a much smaller number know about the insane cultural movements that spread over three continents in between them - and to me, that's a much better story.

Info about the relatively peaceful world run by Islam, from the fall of Rome to the discovery of the Americas, is similarly drowned out by today's focus on extremism and suffering in the region - and there's so much more. The Other Past is about art, food, sports, culture, cities, and the people that make it all work, which are topics I'd much rather hear about than death, violence, and horrible things humans do to each other. It's not that those things shouldn't be talked about - but there should be other voices as well, and the Other Past is one of those voices. Check out the page for more information, and keep an open mind regardless.

Peace!

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Essay Subscription
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Shoot me your email and I'll put you down to receive the essays, which usually come out weekly (if I'm taking a break they're biweekly) - a buck a month isn't much and I put a lot into these.
Big Stuff
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
When I do something I plan on selling, like a kindle book or a podcast that's not free, you'll get it without paying more. This is more an investment than anything else, and you also get the emails.