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Egalite

17 June, 2015 (08:56) | Philosophy, Politics, Social Commentary | No comments

It seems so easy for me to recognize inequality. I glare at it, letting it foment in my self-righteousness, until such a point that it’s out of sight or I explode. I’m not alone in this. There isn’t that pause of, “Hmm, ok, now what?” The formula is simply See it, Get angry, Act; a […]

The Bicycle Thief

23 June, 2014 (06:45) | Philosophy, Social Commentary, Sports | No comments

It’s only two miles, I tell myself as I deposit my dilapidated sandals in the trashcan in front of the post office. The streets are eerily empty as I begin my barefoot march home. Really, it shouldn’t be a surprise. There aren’t many people who want to be out and about after the last bus has […]

The Subtext

1 March, 2014 (07:00) | Philosophy, Skiing, Work | No comments

I lead a charmed life. I work with kids, smiling, laughing, playing for a living. I get to see them rise to the occasion, overcome obstacles, and learn to deal with setbacks. I get to have fun at my job and to make a difference. I deal with kids who have bad home lives, who seek […]

Quantum Possibilities

29 November, 2013 (12:36) | Philosophy | No comments

My roommate, the Wizard, has been obsessing over quantum physics recently. “Did you know that until we observe them, atoms don’t exist?” “What?” I ask, confused. “Here, read this.” He hands me Introducing Quantum Theory, a comic book from 1996 that tries to explain quantum physics and its history. “Even more radically,” says the black […]

Repetition for Deemphasis

27 August, 2013 (05:45) | Media, Philosophy | No comments

I rarely reread books, even ones I’d list among my favorites. Primarily this is because most books don’t seem to hold up time after time. I don’t blame the books, as it’s me who has changed between readings, perhaps even because of them. Some books require the right intellect, state of mind, or current events […]

Ethereal Materialism

17 September, 2012 (18:48) | Philosophy, Social Commentary | 2 comments

The digital age has had two primary effects on capitalism: destroying conceptual fungibility and removing tangibility as a quality of materialism. The latter is far easier to understand, as digital goods don’t need to exist in the physical realm. An “album” released by your favorite performer exists only as a collection of atoms organized and accessible through your […]

The Digital Confessional

15 September, 2012 (11:41) | Philosophy, Social Commentary | 2 comments

I’m a cheater, a liar, and a crook. I steal, I take advantage of situations, and I claim to be better than I am. And after all of it, I rationalize every move and believe that I have a good heart and am a good person who has succumbed to temptation. A friend recently posted […]

Finding Faith

27 August, 2012 (09:30) | Philosophy, Religion, Social Commentary | 2 comments

I am a skeptic. I am an atheist. I am scientific, faithless, grounded, requiring proof. Or at least I am mostly. I’ve always felt pangs of envy for the blind faith people are able to feel–that knowledge that something with no proof whatsoever is out there and the ability to use that knowledge to drive […]

True Grit

2 July, 2012 (10:31) | Philosophy, Video Games | 2 comments

They tell me she’s been reborn, stronger, darker, more real. They tell me to look at her suffering and see how she becomes a hero by overcoming adversity. They tell me to watch the world beat her, assault her, rape her. I grimace and cringe, tossing and turning at the prospect. Why does it have […]

Time Lapse

20 March, 2012 (07:43) | Philosophy | No comments

I swore I wouldn’t. I told myself that there are some things that are absolute, however minor. And yet here I stand, wondering if my convictions are but folly and foible, my word a rash statement of false bravado. The matter is so minor and yet I vacillate between self-loathing and desire, never quite stopping at indifference. […]

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