It’s Mental Health Awareness Month. For some, that amounts to a small uptick in their awareness of suicide hotlines, and warning signs to watch for in their friends and family. Personally, that misses the mark a fair amount and shortchanges the idea of mental health awareness overall.

Everyone relies on…

2020 left a lot of lessons on the table. We’ll learn them in due time, as we make space for the events that unfurled and their relevance to us as individuals.

Image from a GQ article. It’s accurate enough.

For me, one such study that stands out is an effort in recognizing the cognitive and emotional distance between…

Yesterday was a lot for me, and seemingly for us. It’s hard to appreciate the heft and gravity of my relationships in those moments, and other feelings kick in that and latch onto my more dominant internal dialogues.

I am loved. I believe it. I love you, too. …

I have been falling a while. Or floating. The words all feel pretty minced, lately; I could say whatever and it might mean whatever.

I guess I want to say I’m sorry.

I sent up a flare earlier. I can’t say it was a cry for help exactly. I’m not…

I’m reading Cixin Liu’s “The Dark Forest” right now, and there’s a facet that discusses the transition in humanity to interplanetary travel. Liu writes science fiction in a deeply empathic, human voice that almost hurts at times. In the context of this particular story element, Liu comments on the size…

There’s perhaps an immediate assumption that I would write about time because it’s New Year’s Day. I have done the thing and I am hyper-focused on the concept of time because we’ve all just passed a grand reminder of its unrelenting march through eternity.

Sure, sort of.

Like a few…

Were we to meet these days, there’s a healthy chance I’d scream one or more things during our initial conversation. Namely, I’ve found myself heavily affine toward ideas like: “kill your ego, FOR FUN”, “why aren’t you funnier,” or “hey, go to therapy.”

As much as I strongly believe you…

I’ve been mulling on something like metaethics lately (what can I say, 2020 is a full pensive mood). Does ethics ineffably serve us, or is it yet another system we rely on as a nascent species just to get us to some as yet seen developed stage? Most of the…

August Oppenheimer

Creative, and self-proclaimed content producer. Putting out stories and artwork that put forth as earnest a message as I can.

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