Why Write: 2016

Way back in January 2016 I made a vow to myself to publish something on my website at least once a week in the coming year. Now it is October and so far… Continue reading

Right, Left, and Correct

A lot of people say words don’t matter. They insist words don’t matter. This is funny, because they are using words to make their point. If perception determines reality, and words help to… Continue reading

Governments are Humanity’s Children

Humanity is the oldest institution. There weren’t any institutions before humans invented them. It is easy for us to forget this, because as individuals we don’t really live very long. Each of us,… Continue reading

Meditations on Acne

Acne is something lots of people suffer from. My first zit appeared when I was around fourteen, and for the last sixteen years it has come and gone. Like a terrible tide. My… Continue reading

How We Treat Those Below

It is easy to be nice to people who are above you. After all, that is how people get by in the world. If you aren’t nice to the people above you, they… Continue reading

What Type of Gamer is God?

Have you heard the entire universe is actually just a simulation? At least, smart physicists and people like Elon Musk seem to think so. And Elon Musk is rich, so he must know… Continue reading

Pancakes and the Universe

This morning I woke up and made pancakes. Whenever I make pancakes I have some sort of insight. Sometimes it is a good insight. Other times it is a bad insight. And sometimes… Continue reading

An Estimate For Success

Everyone wants to be successful, but what exactly does success mean? One common interpretation is success means leading a life completely free of trouble. No mistakes. No failures. Success means a life of… Continue reading

Cell Phones, Isolation, and the Nature of Freedom

We live in an age of constant contact. This is both a blessing and a curse. It is a blessing because it allows us to communicate with other people all the time. It… Continue reading

The Strangest Question

I work in a public building where a large part of my job is giving information to people. I stand behind a desk and answer questions. Rich and poor, young and old, educated… Continue reading

The Myth of Occupational Fulfillment

Everyone wants to find fulfillment. At least, I assume they do. It is possible there are people out there who do not want to be fulfilled. If they exist, they are surely the… Continue reading

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