Welcome to Tracing Woodgrains, the chronicle of a former Mormon’s chaotic pursuit of order in a world gone mad.

If you’ve heard of me, it’s most likely for one of these reasons:

In my essays, I wander towards whatever happens to catch my interest. Usually, that means a focus on learning and the strength of narratives and deliberate restrictions, reflections on culture war and internet nonsense, and attempts to present both the beauty and harm of Mormonism to a secular audience.

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A former Mormon's chaotic pursuit of order in a world gone mad