Tag Archive: society

Use and Misuse

Abusus non tollit usum. “Misuse does not nullify proper use.” In other words, doing something wrong does not eliminate the potential to do the same thing correctly, but everything sounds better when you… Continue reading

On Being Young in an Old World

I.  Age demographics are an important aspect of society. For much of history there have been more old people than young. This was due to a variety of factors, including the fact that… Continue reading

One Perk to Being Left-Handed

There are many drawbacks to being left-handed. You bump arms with people when you sit next to them at the table, you can’t write without smearing ink or graphite, and the left-handed have… Continue reading

The First to Stand Still and The Origins of Civilization

It is estimated that human beings have been on this planet for around 200,000 years. What we know of history really only begins 10,000 years ago, and even that is sometimes a stretch.… Continue reading

The Truth about Civic Duty

Once again, I have been summoned by the mighty county clerk to serve the gods of justice. It reminded me of something I wrote a long time ago about jury duty: Public institutions,… Continue reading

Drugs in History

Lets face it: everyone loves drugs. From Tylenol to LSD, ingesting substances to fix our problems is as human as philosophy and giant piles of garbage. (A lot of philosophy is a giant… Continue reading

What to say on the Phone

When talking to a receptionist on the phone, to set up an appointment or ask for information, there is a specific way the conversation should go. Almost like a script. At the end… Continue reading

Anarchists

Anarchists are misled. The whole point of humanity is to struggle against nature. Anarchy is the natural state of the universe. Even the most perfect systems will eventually give way to entropy, and… Continue reading

Clothing Options

I often go into the grocery store late at night, just before the place closes. This way, I can avoid the masses of people who don’t know what they want, and think the… Continue reading

Skeletons in the Closet

“Skeletons in the Closet.” Is a weird phrase. At the time it was first used, did people make a habit of killing people and then putting them in their closets? “Oh, I guess… Continue reading

Undead Litigation

Alexander was pinned. There was a brick wall on one side of him, a chain-link fence on the other, and a feral walking corpse bearing down on him. Through its flesh was falling… Continue reading

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