Justin Jacoby Smith is an organizer, web geek, Buddhist, and poet.

"I still might actually be an asshole."

It informed a lot of my vocabulary and framed a lot of stuff with those sorts of images. I guess it's just the guilt, the dread that at any moment, I could be struck by lightning. Or that even though I feel like I'm doing my best to be a good guy, I still might actually be an asshole, and I'm going to burn for all eternity for failure to love properly.

--Patrick Stickles, frontman of Titus Andronicus, on the influence of his religious upbringing.

"The Eloquent Angst of Titus Androncius" @ Mother Jones