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

Outlook and Attitude

Everyone has their own way of seeing the world. For better or worse. Two things that help determine these individual perspectives are outlook and attitude. These are very similar things, but there is… 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

Contrarium Eadem Est Scientia

There is an episode of the TV sitcom Seinfeld where the character George Costanza, in an effort to improve his life, sets out to do the opposite of everything he would normally do.… Continue reading

Detachment vs. Understanding

Enlightenment is an elusive prize. It is sort of like the very best item of those claw vending machines. A lot of people may claim to have won a diamond necklace in the… Continue reading

Mythology’s Best Lesson

Mythology is an important part of every culture. It makes no difference if the story is about Odysseus or if it is about Santa Clause. In essence, all mythology serves the same purpose:… 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

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