✳︎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.

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Recent entries in my web-log

Young ballet dancers practicing in studio, wearing N95 masks & tutus

Ballet explainer for ballet-illiterate ballet parents

It took me like 5 years to figure out ballets have plots in the same sense as Fast-n-Furious movies. You don’t have to understand “what’s happening,” you’re not here for the plot. You’re just here for a specific kind of technical mastery.