The True Measure of Success

The young man returns home after years of dedicated work. He has made quite a mark on the world, found fortune and glory, and wants to return to proud parents and a familiar… Continue reading

The Harsh Reality of Power Outages

Civilization has come a long way since humans first settled down to build houses and make pottery and brew beer. Now, we have become stronger. We have created tools and systems that our… Continue reading

Astronauts

When I was a kid I thought I might like to be an astronaut. Then I learned that I just don’t have enough dedication for that. Potential astronauts spend their whole lives working,… Continue reading

Content Farm

In the course of human history we have become quite adept at taking activities that used to require craftsmanship, precision, and skill and figuring out how to mass produce the products. Machines have… Continue reading

What We Choose to Pray For

When I was in seventh grade I took a school trip to Costa Rica. I saw many amazing things on that trip: rainforests, tropical animals, volcanic eruptions, death-defying mountain roads. But despite the… Continue reading

The Way to a Better World

Many of the philosophers of the past, and the present, have dedicated countless hours, page after page of ideas and thoughts, to discern the ideal forms of government and society. They all appear… Continue reading

How do Bad Things Happen?

I suspect most people are capable of far more than they think. Under the right circumstances a lazy person can become a captain of industry. History tells many tales of humble folks who… Continue reading

What do Happy Days and Star Trek have in Common?

No two things are completely different from one another. Now, I’m sure many of you out there are like me and thoroughly enjoy nitpicking away at authoritative statements. This attitude is welcome, but… Continue reading

Beware the Zombie Religion

Secularism describes attitudes, activities, or other things that have no religious or spiritual basis. For people however, true secularism is a fleeting thing. We humans are hard-wired for faith and cannot help but… Continue reading

The True Value of Public Education

Few things have stuck in my brain like childhood memories of public school. I have spent a good portion of my life in buildings owned and operated by the local school district. However,… Continue reading

Vampire Hunter

The people had been gathered outside of his house for days. Old grandmothers seeking protection for their children. Young, brash men who, despite their allusions of bravery, were too afraid to face their… Continue reading

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