The On Being Project

John Metta
John Metta

is a writer, cidermaker, software developer, and managing editor of the experimental literary magazine Gorge Literary Journal. His writing can be found on Medium and Al Jazeera.

Resistance and Belonging: A Bread Meditation

by John Metta

The meditative ritual of bread-making becomes a respite from the frenzy and passivity of online life. A vision for an America in which all our experiences are folded together and baked in — and a recipe for homemade bread.

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Resistance and Belonging: A Bread Meditation

I’m Done Drinking the Draught of Despair

by John Metta

A writer turns away from what’s toxic on social media and chooses self-care in this cultural moment.

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I’m Done Drinking the Draught of Despair