monomania: excessive concentration on a single object or idea

Writer. Artist. Educator. Mathematician. Kinky. Polyamorous. Transgender.


Welcome to Monomaniacism, home of contradictions and juxtapositions, conundrums and enigmas. Blog of Baltimore-area educator, Malachi, Monomaniacism is an ever-evolving project that explores the complexities of sexuality, gender, faith, and relationships.



Recent Writing

Authentic vs. Genuine: The Chasms Between Concepts - I’ve spent a lot of time lately thinking about words that are similar or related, but fundamentally different in small,… Read more Authentic vs. Genuine: The Chasms Between Concepts
Forging for Breath - Actually, if you could point me towards any of your preexisting writings that talk about…why you choose to wear/dress the… Read more Forging for Breath
This Is The Chaos - I am running from what is real, afraid of memory and the promise it holds. I gave myself permission and… Read more This Is The Chaos
I had this crazy thought that autumn might come quietly - I found a piece of broken glass on the concrete where I pressed my cigarette into the ground and resisted… Read more I had this crazy thought that autumn might come quietly
Why I Support Antifa - I’ve had several folks approach me and ask why I support antifa. And rather than respond to the comments one-by-one,… Read more Why I Support Antifa
Bad Ideas - This is a bad idea. Everything is a bad idea. Don’t bad ideas make the best stories? I’m jumping in… Read more Bad Ideas
String Theory and Stardust - Cowritten in collaboration with Melissa Fate is nothing if not unpredictable. Chaos is the stable ground beneath your feet. I… Read more String Theory and Stardust
I Am Not Your Partner - This isn’t really a response to any one person or situation, but rather a collection of discussions I’ve had over… Read more I Am Not Your Partner
Don’t Tell Me You’re Queer - Show me. Show me in the way you move through the world, in the way that you think and act… Read more Don’t Tell Me You’re Queer
Radical Vulnerability - I was having a conversation with a friend last night (because yes, a lot of my internal self-growth comes from… Read more Radical Vulnerability


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