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Why We Fight

13 November, 2009 (12:00) | Philosophy | 8 comments

Calvin and Susie argue. “Jesus fucking Christ, dude! I’m sick of this shit! I don’t want to be in a semantical argument right now!” “You mean semantic, not semantical,” I stated matter-of-factly. It was that little statement that defined the difference between us. It was that little statement that would continue to crop up at […]

A Spoonful of Sugar

10 November, 2009 (14:04) | Philosophy | 3 comments

A spoonful of sugar. Taken from the BBC’s Good Foods Glossary. The best advice I ever received came from a fictional umbrella-toting nanny. “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down,” she sang. The irony is that taking this piece of advice at face value, it’s often wrong. Most liquid medicines are already sweetened […]

For the Cause

17 March, 2009 (10:46) | Philosophy | No comments

“We’ve been hanging out again,” she meekly muttered, a slanted smile creeping across her face. The “we” refers to her cheating ex-boyfriend. “That’s not smart,” I replied derisively, immediately regretting the commentary. I simply couldn’t help myself. At least not any more than I could help shaking my head and rolling my eyes with demeaning […]

Time Immemorial

8 July, 2008 (12:41) | Philosophy | 6 comments

Salvador Dali’s “Persistence of Memory” ‘”You remember that time,” I said, a smile creasing my face, “we got lost in Denver looking for that show. We were in your minivan and we spent hours just cruising back and forth, not really worrying about it since we hadn’t bought tickets anyway.” She smiled and laughed a […]

Negative Optimism

22 May, 2008 (23:15) | Philosophy | 1 comment

Keeping a Positive Outlook with Tragic Expectations It seems as if the divide between pessimists and optimists is becoming more stark and defined by the minute. Either the glass is half empty or half full. There is no other acceptable answer. I often refer to myself as a pessimist. I don’t expect much from other […]

On God, a Purpose, and Free Will

27 August, 2007 (14:27) | Philosophy | 14 comments

A few weeks ago, Entertainment Weekly had a feature on seminal punk band Bad Religion‘s new album. Though it was hardly the point of the article, a small sidebar featured information about a small textbook entitled Is Belief in God Good, Bad or Irrelevant: A Professor and a Punk Rocker Discuss Science, Religion, Naturalism & […]

The Errors of Honesty

6 April, 2005 (01:34) | Philosophy | No comments

“Don’t discuss yourself, for you are bound to lose; if you belittle yourself, you are believed; if you praise yourself, you are disbelieved.” -Michel de Montaigne One of the reasons I try to be honest is because of how well I feel I hide myself. Not necessarily with friends I know, but there has yet […]

The Great Unknown

15 March, 2005 (06:55) | Philosophy | 4 comments

I don’t know. I don’t know why two plus two equals four, but I can prove it. I don’t know why math, a system based on axioms, still stands. I don’t know why we can prove something false, but we can’t prove something true. I don’t know if the facts I know are actually fiction […]

Beautiful Things

13 March, 2004 (02:23) | Philosophy | 6 comments

People just don’t seem to appreciate true beauty anymore. Perhaps, at 22, I shouldn’t be waxing nostalgic yet, but I know I don’t appreciate beauty nearly enough. I have an affinity for ballet and art museums not for their cultural value — I really could care less about what these things say about the author’s […]

This is me being way too fucking philosophical…

23 October, 2003 (23:26) | Philosophy | 10 comments

Today, I walked. The sun shone and heat scalded as I walked; from here to halfway there; from halfway there back to here; from here to there at which I stayed till time had passed. Along the way, I saw a pair of squirrels. They weren’t fighting or fleeing as I walked past. The merely […]

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