Welcome! My name is John Laurits and I have wrested control of this obscure corner of the internet from an old, feral cat meme — now, it is mine (because my name is on it). I did all of this so that I could pretend to be some kind of big-shot writer with a fancy website. For the sake of simplicity, I have forced all that I’ve created into several new buttoncategories, labeled writing, poetry, & Journalism.

I use a variety of mediums in my work — including (but not limited to) words, meters, numbers, feelings, forms, and mental illness. Typically, I utilize these tools to craft almost needlessly ornate sentences, which wind up being grammatically correct, nonetheless, and, when carefully stitched together, begin to pass as short stories, verses, articles, grocery lists, gibberish, & the occasional polemic.

“Logical, concise, irate, compassionate.”
Ben Martens, a confused wizard
commenting on John’s writing

“Why are you doing this to yourself?” you might ask. Good question! I don’t know! But, having graduated from a small university with a useless degree in eastern philosophy, I suppose that I felt obligated to commence the “failing author” chapter of life (while pursuing further studies in esotericism & mythology, among other unmarketable skill-sets). My end-game strategy will be to pray that, once the crippling student-loan debt discovers that I’ve become a magical philosopher-poet, it will just go home, dejectedly giving up all hope that I will ever have any money for it to take. Anyway, if you want to find the latest stories, articles, & rhymes you should go to the section called…

What is going on here? ⇒

Another option would be to browse the meticulously curated collections (*muffled laughter*) of Writing, Poetry, & Journalism, at your leisure.

Or — if you find yourself wondering, “who does this guy thinks he is…?” — I can point you to the pages, John Who?, Why?, and this kinda-boring interview. Lastly, I’d like you to know that I welcome and appreciate feedback of any kind — please, don’t hesitate to leave a comment!

Oh! And, if you’re looking to do a good deed & if you’ve enjoyed the articles, poetry, or stories, there is the option to donate (by clicking HERE or on the donate button below) or to make a small monthly donation by becoming a “patron” on my Patreon page. I am grateful for all donations that I receive (believe it or not, I make almost no money doing this!) Though riches are low on my priority list, I’ve learned — after a great deal of trial & error — that I perform best when I eat food.



(Also — if you click “follow,” kindly robots will email you when I write something new)

John Laurits is a participant in the Precariat Collective, along with other superb artists such as:

Jacob Yona, Master Artist 


Brandon Hudson, Crafter of Songs

63 thoughts on “Home

  1. Hi John,

    I am following your Math with great interest. I don’t know if you are familiar with “Sane Progressive” Debbie. If you are not here are her locations on the web. I think you should promote her with all your might – I think she is yours (and mine soul-mate) and she talks about very important issues of The Revolution and never takes her eyes off the target.
    http://www.youtube.com/c/saneprogressive http://www.facebook.com/saneprogressive http://www.twitter.com/saneprogressive

    In solidarity,


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  2. Did Oregon finally finish their vote counting? Did you write an update after June 6th that I missed? Google still shows 96% reporting. How does the additional box of ballots recently found come into play?


      1. You HAVE been very busy and I appreciate all your writings. Thanks for keeping our hope alive, and giving us the kick in the pants we all needed to keep fighting!

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  3. Hi John! I’m curious if you’ve done the math to determine if Bernie would have a strong chance of winning the presidency if he ran on the Green Party ticket. Things could times out well – Bernie could attend the Democratic Convention this month and then attend the Green Convention in August.


  4. It’s July 12, and BERNIE SANDERS just officially endorsed HILLARY CLINTON . Now What ? Now what do us BERNIE OR BUST, NEVER HILLARY, do ? I feel absolutely betrayed. He has given up. We all thought he was going to fight all the way to the convention, where there was going to be a big contested fight. I truly believe that we had the numbers on our side , and that it was going to turn around, and Senator Sanders would be the nominee . WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED ? ?


      War. Maybe we lost a battle (i am not so sure about that). keep fighting until you have progressives in the senat and house of representatives AND as president.

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    2. In the next couple of months: Be patient with bernie. He is trying to do the best like in his whole political career. He is the father of the revolution. But inform about and work also at the green party! Jill Stein is now isolated but could become a powerful figure in this game.

      Redacted tonight: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9N_jWAZeIZE
      H A Goodman: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5U2b0LJUGlg

      Tim Black: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9eqPFta8mt4

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    1. In the next couple of months: Be patient with bernie. He is trying to do the best like in his whole political career. He is the father of the revolution. But inform about and work also at the green party! Jill Stein is now isolated but could become a powerful figure in this game.

      Redacted tonight:

      H A Goodman:

      Tim Black:

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Hi John,
    Do you happen to have accurate update pledged delegate count that Sanders and Clinton have after late ballot count that netted I think 30 for Sanders and any shifts after state conventions? I have searched everywhere and can’t find updated final count.


  6. john, i read yr experience of being, what i believe, was possibly intentionally highjacked at the convention rally. i had signed up to receive Kshama’s emails and rec’d one that blatantly misled me. i can’t find it but i think she said something like bernie had either dropped out or endorsed hitlary – but he hadn’t yet. i wrote back that i had expected better and unsubscribed.


  7. Hi John,
    I tried to DM you in Twitter but since you don’t follow me couldn’t. I recommended you to YahNe but want to discuss offline. DM me @opheliapg or send me a quick email pls🙏


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