A quick note on the pen name
My pen name is from an absurdist art project in the previous decade called
"The Demise of Western Civilization."
An editor recently asked me if this name indicated support for Trump, or the "alt-right." God! No! Not in any way.
It was just a gimmicky name from an artsy video project. I in no way support Trump, the "alt-right," or "western civilization" marching around being imperialistic and mean around the globe.