Category Archive: Columns

How to Get Past Morning

The morning is an important time. Some say it is the most important part of the day. When you wake up, do your chores, eat breakfast, and there are no problems, then you… Continue reading

Myths, Legends, and Lies

“Pseudo” is a prefix applied to words under specific conditions. When applied to words like “classical” and “random,” pseudo basically means “sort of.” Pseudo-classical means sort of classical, pseudo -random equals sort of… Continue reading

The Universe Compels Me: Do Not Do Dishes!

Even though you might not notice it, everything around us is the result of a long process of development. The computer you are reading this on owes its creation to centuries of incremental… Continue reading

Clothes are like Ideas

Human beings are the only creatures on Earth that wear clothes. A circus bear might wear a tutu, or a dog might wear an ugly Christmas sweater, but they would never choose to… Continue reading

Work Fast or Work Right?

No matter where you live or who you are, you will encounter work. We usually think of work as a job or occupation, something you do to earn money or food. But it… Continue reading

Ode to the Personal Holiday

The end of November is full of birthdays. My father, several friends, and myself were all born in November. It is strange to think that there are people out there who don’t even… Continue reading

Trapped in the System

In the United States we have seen our way through yet another voting season. Election time is supposed to invoke feelings of freedom, liberty, and civic duty. Democracy, after all, is a rare… Continue reading

The Invention of Magic

When we think of the past, and the attitudes of the people who lived then, we think of superstition and fantastical beliefs. Before our modern age of reason and enlightenment, people believed in… Continue reading

The Enemy of My Enemy is Actually Pretty Cool

The defining geopolitical conflict of the current generation will be the crisis in the Middle East. In fact, the defining geopolitical conflict since the dawn of civilization has been the crisis in the… Continue reading

Ghosts, Demons, and Depression

Many of us are obsessed with the unseen. What can our ears, eyes, and nose, can tell us? What lurks beyond? These questions have inspired tales of ghosts and demons, ethereal beings that… Continue reading

How to Get Ahead

Many wise philosophies suggest behaving in moderation is the best way to go through life. One should not be completely focused on either work or family. An enlightened person does not gravitate completely… Continue reading

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