Category Archives: Philosophy

A letter to my son (about death)

Dear son, It is the year 2020. Here are some things that are, as far as I know, true: All of humanity lives on Earth, the third planet from our local star the Sun. The Earth is orbiting the Sun … Continue reading

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Guidelines for living

Make the most out of life take part Have fun life is short Be kind don’t be a dick

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Phillip K. Dick’s afterword for A Scanner Darkly

This has been a novel about some people who were punished entirely too much for what they did. They wanted to have a good time, but they were like children playing in the street; they could see one after another … Continue reading

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The Good Friend

Do any of us really actually care for each other? Or is everything we do ultimately in our own self-interest? Isn’t looking out for the interests of my family & children in a way acting to guarantee the continuation of … Continue reading

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Practical life tips for my son

Never be afraid to doublecheck if you have locked the door when you are using the toilet Always wear a helmet on a bike Always be careful around roads, water, weights, heights, fast things, hot things, and sharp things. Remember: … Continue reading

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Quitting the Paint Factory – By Mark Slouka

It is this willingness to hand over our lives that fascinates and appalls me. There’s such a lovely perversity to it; it’s so wonderfully counterintuitive, so very Christian: You must empty your pockets, turn them inside out, and spill out … Continue reading

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The time I almost joined a pyramid scheme

The title of this post should be “The time I almost joined a multilevel marketing scheme” but that wouldn’t be nearly as exciting. Back in 2005 or 2006 during my mid-twenties my girlfriend at the time was interested in signing … Continue reading

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