The alpha and omega of our humanity: an all-too-familiar trope

August 19, 2018

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We are our most human, it seems, when we treat the given as something to be looked through and dismissed. We are also our most unhappy when we fail to appreciate what we are experiencing in the moment.

Posted in: Philosophy

One more exorcism: there is no force in reason

August 18, 2018

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Our beliefs certainly do change but there is no reason to believe that reasoning, logic or argument forces us to do it.

Posted in: Philosophy, Thinking

My last word on political philosophy (hopefully): chase no more

July 6, 2018

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I see now that I was chasing a chimera, a wild goose, and a dragon all in one.

The lottery of life: the not-so-secret to my (sort of) success

May 31, 2018

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At this point, I can imagine one totally reasonable response to this “discovery” and my decision to share it: “Well done, Dr. Privilege, you finally figured out what people have been telling you for decades. What do you want? A hero biscuit?”

The game of life: there is no way around it.

May 13, 2018

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I suppose this is a very long and unnecessarily elaborate way of saying what most teenagers have probably figured out.

Posted in: Philosophy, Writing

2018 goto 1989: a return to programming

April 7, 2018

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My explorations feel more like a homecoming than a journey into the unknown.

Posted in: programming

A postcard from journey’s end: twenty-five years in the making

March 10, 2018

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I share the sentence in the same way I might share a postcard, and, like postcards everywhere, the sharing is probably more important than the card itself.

Posted in: Philosophy