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

On Glory

Why did ancient people do heroic things? According to the Iliad, the Odyssey, Beowulf, the Song of Roland, and just about every other epic, people did amazing things for a simple reason: Glory.… Continue reading

Greeting Card Dilemma

Change and social customs are both unavoidable parts of human life. That doesn’t mean you have to like them. They both can cause stupid, pointless stress that is difficult to understand. “I know… Continue reading

Creativity vs. Wealth

When I was a kid I always wanted a go-cart. Or a four-wheeler. Or a dirt bike. Anything with wheels and a motor was at the top of my hypothetical Christmas list. I… Continue reading

You Are Who You Vote For.

The phrase, “you are what you eat,” is a mantra of the healthy/pious crowd. I never liked it much myself, because it implies if I want to be human then I have to… Continue reading

The Future of Food, and Clothing

Tortillas are an amazing food. They are light and fluffy, and yet strong enough preserve the structural integrity of the heaviest burrito. Tortillas have spread to every part of the world, filled every… Continue reading

Real Jeopardy

One of my favorite TV shows is Jeopardy. I wish I could say I love Jeopardy as much as I hate Wheel of Fortune, but I can’t. I just hate Wheel of Fortune… Continue reading

Viking Anxiety

Everybody loves Vikings. Well, maybe not medieval monks or nobles. But everyone today loves Vikings. Those seafaring raiders who made a mockery of city walls and delusions of safety. The Vikings were strong,… Continue reading

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