How to find or create meaning for oneself? The burning modern question.

As a philosopher, or at least a dabbler in philosophical thought, I find the burning quest of my life is to find the meaning in everything. Why the heck am I alive? Why do remote controls always get misplaced? Why is my tax rate such a higher percentage when I work a ton of overtime?…Read more How to find or create meaning for oneself? The burning modern question.

Are Democratic Media Outlets Functioning On Conspiracy Theory?

I was just listening to Don Lemon's CNN show from 11/28/2018, including Jr. US Senator of Connecticut, Chris Murphy, who was speaking on the CIA findings regarding the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia which implicates with "high confidence" (translation: "it seems likely") the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, as being aware of,…Read more Are Democratic Media Outlets Functioning On Conspiracy Theory?

How I Quit Smoking – by Deciding What I Wanted to Do

Actually, the same technique can be applied to any behavior one has decided to change. It isn't so much a matter of will power, in my opinion. What does that even mean? Do some people just inherently have more of this mystical power of will? I don't think so. Yet I have been told over…Read more How I Quit Smoking – by Deciding What I Wanted to Do

Presidential Medals of Honor 2018 – The Media’s Antisemitic Response

So... I just listened to various CNN shows where Trump was frequently referred to as an idiot and heavily implied to be a racist. Then I go to Fox and hear Ingraham incredulous that Trump is being implicated further as a racist for giving a post-humous medal of freedom to Elvis Presley... to which I…Read more Presidential Medals of Honor 2018 – The Media’s Antisemitic Response

Dream Analysis – The Enablers of Pain

I'm at a party my sister and her partner are hosting because they just finally got a pool after all those years wishing they had one. Well, now they do! Hurray. A handful of their motley crew are in attendance, including a new friend who has a 7-8 year-old kid. My sister's partner encourages me…Read more Dream Analysis – The Enablers of Pain

Dream Visions – One Small Step in Hell

My partner and I had plans to drive to his friend’s house for his birthday (note, it turns out it was his birthday per my partner the next morning, I had not memorized it). However, when we get to my car, the car had been switched with a jeepish vehicle without a roof, doors, or…Read more Dream Visions – One Small Step in Hell

Learning To Lie

When I was a young kid, I had a friend who, along with my parents, taught me the lesson that to be a good person, you need to lie sometimes. To protect feelings. To show you care. To have friends at all. My friend, RJ, was six years old, the same as me, when we…Read more Learning To Lie