Rough Notes Loosely Organized

👋 Intro

Hello! I’m +Buster Benson. Welcome to my super rough notes. My personal website with ever-so-slightly more organized thoughts is over at but I wanted to try something a bit more chaotic and unpolished for a bit. Fair warning: it’s not going to make sense. Hefty skepticism is fully warranted. Inline comments are welcome.  

I’m looking for a new, untethered way to organize thoughts in some spatial dimensions that aren’t by chronology or topic, but more around how function in terms of connecting me to my own intuitions, the world, and to communities. It’s a work-in-progress, so for now you get this random pile of rough notes loosely organized. 


Recent notes

March 2021
  • 25th: 
  • Learned that adults in California will all be eligible for vaccinations on 4/15! 

January 2021
  • 26th: I found an old blog and added some entries that I think were formative for my early career and way of thinking to the notes site. Scroll down to the bottom. This is the post (Build reputation, avoid credit) that I was looking for that eventually let to me finding the blog.
  • 25th: I found the full text of my 2003 NaNoWriMo novel that I thought was forever lost on an old dead laptop. It starts here

2020 and earlier…


Loosely organized

Living well


  • On productive disagreement
  • On sensemaking, the meaning crisis, mythic realm, etc
  • On reading tarot, the book of changes, etc
  • On things I’m reading/studying
  • Writings from various places

Social platforms
  • Reliably inconsistent participant

My book
  • On the art of productive disagreement

  • Previously at
  • Blog (2003-2020), some highlights: