This project is an attempt to define, through a series of public drafts, what I mean when I talk to my friends about a new asceticism. This is not about abstention from worldly pleasure. It is also an exercise in tracing my relationship with Aceso, the name given to the embodiment of the healing process in Greek mythology.

The posts will be public fare even as I draft them, update them, add, remove, and otherwise change their contents. Early drafts will inevitably be contradicted by later re-writes, further research, and insights provided by friends or enemies.

I'm hoping that turning some of my writing practice into a pseudonymously public affair will encourage the evolution of my ideas and, in turn, my practice of asceticism.

What's more, this is a place to play with words, merely for fun.