✳︎axoplasm is Paul Souders

A partial selfie of Paul Souders and his wife taken in front of the Olympic mountains

I am the principal and sole employee of SCRUBJAY. I live in Portland, Oregon with my family. I wish I could ride my bike over this hill every single day. In my younger days I practiced archaeology and wrote terrible short fiction. I have collected a few of my favorite essays. I am @axoplasm most places on the Internet. “Axoplasm” is a real word. My pronouns are he/him/his; they/them/theirs is OK too.

Traveling proudly with:

Recent entries in my web-log

Low perspective photo of our dog Kuma on the beach


I can run a marathon forever if I don’t ever stop running

A firefly resting on Orion’s arm


We spent a long weekend laying my father-in-law to rest