Rejoining Social Media – The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

It has been a few years since I've been on social media, specifically Facebook, because even prior to 2016, the political judgments and general ignorance which prevailed was a downer on an already problematic life situation. I didn't want to hear the vitriolic commentary about politicians and policy, so I removed it from my life,…Read more Rejoining Social Media – The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Abortion Vs Capital Punishment – A Contradiction of Values on the Right

Despite leaning further in the right of politics lately, having been red-pilled somewhat by the recent behavior patterns of the left, there are certainly hypocracies on the right which bother me. The most frustrating contradiction on the right for me is the tendency to encourage capital punishment as justice and discourage abortion as murder. Considering…Read more Abortion Vs Capital Punishment – A Contradiction of Values on the Right

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

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