Trouble, and the Stages of Human Life

All living organisms undergo some type of life cycle. For many creatures, the stages of the life cycle are clearly delineated and easy to see. There is an obvious difference between a caterpillar,… Continue reading

Siren Songs and Siren Warnings

Imagine you are an ancient sailor. You’ve been out to sea for what seems like eternity. Maybe you are going somewhere. Maybe you are just drifting. Either way, it is a shock when… Continue reading

Fish, Trees, and Judgement

“Everyone is a genius. If you judge a fish by his ability to climb a tree then the fish will think he is stupid.” This is a very famous quote. Many say it… Continue reading

Is Anything Safe?

People are always worried about safety. For something to be deemed “safe” is a great achievement indeed. Or so it seems. Everything we interact with is judged on how safe, or  unsafe, it… Continue reading

Changing Past Lives

Regret is not pleasant, but it’s difficult to get through life without it. We all have things we wish we’d done differently. This is why you will often hear people lament, “If only… Continue reading

Appearances and Free Will

There is more to every person than meets the eye. If you took the effort to get to know every single person you encounter, you would probably find a few surprises. Some people… Continue reading

The Ultimate Test of Character

Character is defined as the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual. Like a character in a movie or a book, a person’s character is the sum of all that they are.… Continue reading

Ranks and Levels in the Workplace

Many of us spend most of our time at the workplace. If you have a job that requires you to go somewhere and interact with people, which is really most jobs, then you… Continue reading

Theology and Theoretical Physics

In the past people turned to theology to explain the universe. Today, many people turn to theoretical physics for the same explanations. On the surface these two fields may appear to be very… Continue reading

Don’t Work When Sick

Human beings and machines have a lot in common. They can both be used to perform jobs and do work. Unlike humans, machines don’t have feelings. At least not yet. Machines never feel… Continue reading

The Speed of Light, and the Best Version of Myself

Advice is like dessert. It is a wonderful thing, but you don’t always have to take it, and too much of it can hurt you. I have received a lot of advice in… Continue reading

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