Category Archives: Thinking

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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Dave’s Rules For Life

Don’t ride motorbikes on the open road Don’t fly in helicopters or small planes Don’t exceed the speed limit on the road Do “drive to the conditions” when driving on the road Don’t waste time, money, energy, or attention on … Continue reading

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How my family moved to a flexitarian diet

My family & I have recently moved to a more plant-based diet because of the health benefits and lower impact on the environment. I have long-term ambitions to eventually be vegan so this flexitarian diet is for me hopefully a … 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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