Toward Existential Madness

On April 19, 1993, after 51 days in a stand-off with police and military, Vernon Howell — aka David Koresh — and 75 others, including 25 children, burned to death in a fire at a Waco, TX compound of a Branch Davidian offshoot of the Seventh-Day Adventists.

Reports say Howell came from a troubled background. In 1990, he rose to power in the sect, claiming the gift of prophesy, including a belief that he was a…

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Aaron Pace

Aaron Pace

Married to my best friend. Father to five exuberant children. Fledgling entrepreneur. Writer. Software developer. Inventory management expert.