My name is Chase.
I was born as access to computers was rapidly expanding and the era of personal websites was largely ending. Despite this, come my college years I needed an online storeroom of essays and other thoughts from my years studying history and linguistics—otherwise, they would fast disappear. I wanted to stray from the bloated messes that are most web platforms, but this site had the misfortune of being made in the early twenties, by which point the instructive HTML editors of the nineties with their WYSIWYG and “view markup codes” editors were long gone. Still, I've done my best to heap together something not as obnoxious or ad-ridden as the alternatives. If you ever need to return to this landing page, just click the Moses-in-the-cradle drawn by my friend Asha in the header.
- Independent Slovenia, an allohistorical canon exploring an Allied conspiracy to create an independent Slovene Republic after the Second World War. I started work on it after visiting Ljubljana in June 2022.
- Merovingian Meddling, my senior thesis in the University of Tennessee's history program, which outlines the deeds and character of St. Columbanus (d. 615).
- Mysto-Gnosticism, an essay reconciling the religious figures of my Christian upbringing with a mystic interpretation of theology. It presents my ecletic personal beliefs, though its ideas are nothing new.
- Saxon-English, an upcoming work about what English might look like if the eccentric purism of the nineteenth-century Dorset poet William Barnes had been completed. It started as a high school interest and became a light-hearted exercise in the history of English; the copyright was approved on 3 October 2023.
- Sebastian Franck’s Paradoxa, a work from one of the most illuminating Protestant mystics, suppressed in his time by the Catholic Church.
- SpeakGaelic, a free resource for learning Scottish Gaelic. Language revivals are not abstract ideas—they are heaving efforts to work every day for the preservation or revitalization of a real, living thing.