Category Archive: Columns

The Secret Horcrux

Harry Potter is a very popular series of books by J.K. Rowling. It is mostly about school, but also magic and magical artifacts. Lighting spells, flying brooms, transformation potions, etc. In the series… Continue reading

What Would the Founding Fathers Think?

I have never really considered the Fourth of July to be a holiday, at least not on the level of Christmas. I suppose this is because for most of my life I have… Continue reading

The Most Significant Monument

When it comes to awareness of their location, humans are not at the top of the animal kingdom. We are not blessed with an internal compass like many species of bird. We cannot… Continue reading

Lost Objects, Old Friends

Once again it is summer. In this season, there are many important items to have on hand: sunscreen, water bottles, swimming trunks, hammocks, and so on and so forth. One of the most… Continue reading

The Path to Peasantry

It is an unavoidable truth that most people in history have been members of the peasant class. Reading has often been a skill used to uplift the masses. Reading provides the knowledge required… Continue reading

Paint and Shoes

I know one thing for sure: just when you think you know something that is one hundred percent, absolutely true, life will show you that you really know nothing at all. If you… Continue reading

Four Planets in One!

Human beings appear to possess an innate desire to go to other places. Through the course of human history, people have embarked on mass movements when it would have been easier for them… Continue reading

Waiting in Line

If you ever want to get anything done in human society, it is inevitable that you will have to wait in line at some point. I was going to amend that sentence to… Continue reading

Stuck

There are few things more frustrating than getting stuck. Alas, getting stuck is a common thing, as progress is an easy thing to halt. Some forms of being stuck are more important than… Continue reading

The Meaning of Mean

The word “mean” can have three different meanings. The first is meaning itself. What is a thing’s significance? Why is it important? This is the meaning of the word meaning. For now we… Continue reading

Time Flies

We have all heard the old adage, “Time flies when you are having fun.” Time also appears to move more slowly when you are not. This is one if the greatest injustices in… Continue reading

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