This may be all we have. To live slightly better lives than the people who came before us.
Critical, feminist, broad in scope, Life of refinement aims to share insight and expose the operation of power. The goal of this web page is to get at the important stuff. To talk about living — with an emphasis on reflection and deep consideration. To write, fight and lovingly articulate a more just world into existence.
Editor, author and site owner is Maxwell Schnurer (Ph.D) — an Assistant professor of communication at Humboldt State University. Maxwell is the co-author of the best-selling debate textbook Many Sides: Debate across the Curriculum (IDEA Press, 2000, 2002). He is also a contributor to groundbreaking texts on animal liberation, earth liberation, and anarchism. Schnurer has written for journals such as Wax Poetics and Adbusters.
Maxwell is also known as King Maxwell, a Humboldt county DJ whose exploits and gigs are chronicled here.