Category Archive: Columns

The Lenses of Identity

People are obsessed with looking through lenses. Not actual lenses, like the ones in telescopes or sunglasses. Although those are cool. I mean the metaphorical lenses of identity. People have different experiences that… Continue reading

The Unexpected Call

Joseph Campbell was an American mythologist who is well known for his research comparing various attributes of different cultures. Campbell is perhaps most famous for his idea of the Monomyth, more commonly known… Continue reading

Defense of TV

It seems television has developed a bad reputation. Many claim that watching T.V. makes people stupid and lazy, it ruins the imagination, and the commercials are intolerable. To see television being thrown under… Continue reading

Art of Technomancy

Ever since Homo sapiens picked up his first rock technology has become more and more pervasive. The rock, however, or even something as sophisticated as the iron club does not impose on our… Continue reading

Deception of Ease

I like to do things in person. I would rather talk to someone face-to-face than over the phone. I usually prefer to go inside to see bank tellers over the drive-thru or using… Continue reading

Architecture and Social Constructs

Every generation is faced with a terrible conundrum. Since ancient times, people have wanted to reject what came before. But they didn’t want to have to start completely over. So it goes that… Continue reading

Booted off the Server of Life

Syncope is a transient loss of consciousness characterized by rapid onset, short duration, and spontaneous recovery. It is more commonly known as fainting, and is not a socially desirable thing to do. However,… Continue reading

Sickness

Imagine you are lying in a comfortable position. There is a warm blanket wrapped around you, and a warm drink easily reachable at your side. You are being waited on hand and foot,… Continue reading

The Most Valuable Treasures

For much of our time on Earth, we humans existed as nomadic bands of hunter-gatherers. We roamed the land, searching for the necessities of life: food, water, raw materials, medicine, and so on.… Continue reading

Pay Attention to Roads

A civilization is only as good as its roads. Modern Roads are amazing, but such a common thing that we take them for granted. We don’t really notice them until they are not… Continue reading

Fear and Mortality

Mastoiditis is an infection of the Mastoid process. The spongy bone behind the ear. It is like an ear infection on steroids, with all the associated pain and pressure. It is the type… Continue reading

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