Meditations on Acne

Acne is something lots of people suffer from. My first zit appeared when I was around fourteen, and for the last sixteen years it has come and gone. Like a terrible tide. My… Continue reading

How We Treat Those Below

It is easy to be nice to people who are above you. After all, that is how people get by in the world. If you aren’t nice to the people above you, they… Continue reading

What Type of Gamer is God?

Have you heard the entire universe is actually just a simulation? At least, smart physicists and people like Elon Musk seem to think so. And Elon Musk is rich, so he must know… Continue reading

Pancakes and the Universe

This morning I woke up and made pancakes. Whenever I make pancakes I have some sort of insight. Sometimes it is a good insight. Other times it is a bad insight. And sometimes… Continue reading

An Estimate For Success

Everyone wants to be successful, but what exactly does success mean? One common interpretation is success means leading a life completely free of trouble. No mistakes. No failures. Success means a life of… Continue reading

Cell Phones, Isolation, and the Nature of Freedom

We live in an age of constant contact. This is both a blessing and a curse. It is a blessing because it allows us to communicate with other people all the time. It… Continue reading

The Strangest Question

I work in a public building where a large part of my job is giving information to people. I stand behind a desk and answer questions. Rich and poor, young and old, educated… Continue reading

The Myth of Occupational Fulfillment

Everyone wants to find fulfillment. At least, I assume they do. It is possible there are people out there who do not want to be fulfilled. If they exist, they are surely the… Continue reading

On Glory

Why did ancient people do heroic things? According to the Iliad, the Odyssey, Beowulf, the Song of Roland, and just about every other epic, people did amazing things for a simple reason: Glory.… Continue reading

Greeting Card Dilemma

Change and social customs are both unavoidable parts of human life. That doesn’t mean you have to like them. They both can cause stupid, pointless stress that is difficult to understand. “I know… Continue reading

Creativity vs. Wealth

When I was a kid I always wanted a go-cart. Or a four-wheeler. Or a dirt bike. Anything with wheels and a motor was at the top of my hypothetical Christmas list. I… Continue reading

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