There often comes a time when a man needs to stand up and say, “Hey, look at what I wrote.” Well this, my friends, is one of those times.

For the past five years, I’ve been a journalist for a small town newspaper in northern Minnesota, mostly covering arts and education. The need for a change was nigh, so I quit my job and began substitute teaching instead. For as interested in teaching as I’ve been for so many years, being a writer is more who I am than what I do, so this blog will act as my ongoing outlet for the foreseeable future.

Updated a few times a week, readers will find pieces here having to do with musings on social issues, pop culture phenomena, and arts and literature critique and review. Being a former Christian from a rather staunch and fundamentalist sect, religious criticism has become a hobby of mine over the past several years (under the umbrella topic of religion, I consider myself an atheist). Couple this with my formal education in English literature and creative writing, as well as my passion for the arts and culture, and you can see how this blog has come to be.

Beyond what I’ve already stated, I make no promises. I’m supposing that the majority of the pieces on this blog will be non-fiction, but this may not be the case (I also write fiction, poetry, and plays, though such works may not make their way onto this blog). So sit back and enjoy the tIMG_1919houghts and predilections of a literary humanist.



Nathan Bergstedt


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  1. Hey, I’m the dude you were talking to about Bikes and Neuroscience! Sorry that I bailed. My browser crashed immediately after I got your message about facebook. Shoot me an email, and we can chat 🙂


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