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Loneliness of Learning

Loneliness of Learning

I’m at a seaside resort somewhere in the Aegean. I’ve just visited the Temple of Apollo today. Built 2,700 years ago, the temple was surrounded by stone blocks full of inscriptions in classical Greek, which of course I cannot read. I kicked myself why I [Read More]

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

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TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Thanks to StumbleUpon, the most enjoyable social media/bookmarking site thus far (and the official choice of ADHD users everywhere), I was introduced to TED.com last month. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. TED began in 1984, bringing together the best and [Read More]

Everything is Utterly Meaningless…. So What?

Everything is Utterly Meaningless…. So What?

Why do we do what we do? That’s one of those questions my peeps hate to ask. Aaron in particular. He wants the white picket fence, three kids, and the leave it to beaver lifestyle. So he’s been saying for the past three or four years. I didn’t buy it then [Read More]

A Severe Case of Jacques Itch

A Severe Case of Jacques Itch

Two months ago, I felt a strange burning sensation that I couldn’t quite place. I was compelled to search for the cure, and it came in the form of three Jacques: Jacques Derrida, Jacques Maritain, and Jacques Ellul. The jacques-itch seemed incurable. The lack of [Read More]

Still Writing for AdSense

Still Writing for AdSense

“You’re doing this all wrong,” he tells me. “What am I supposed to do?” I ask. “How could I do it any better? It’s not like anyone is going to read this crap anyway!” “Slow down for a second… take a deep [Read More]

The Pursuit of Knowledge

The Pursuit of Knowledge

“You attract what you think about most, and you become what you attract most.” Focus. Mental discipline. The Secret, written by Rhonda Byrne, is located in the New Age section of your local bookstore. Before you decide to tune out, read on for at least [Read More]

Bad Plumbing Spawns Philisophical Rant

Bad Plumbing Spawns Philisophical Rant

Is it so wrong to wish that everything in the house would function properly for at least one uninterrupted year? This time it’s a leak between the toilet tank and the wall. I’ve purchased some new parts which, of course, do not fit. It took me a week just to [Read More]

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A Cinematic Feast: “Welcome to the Rileys” (2010)

A Cinematic Feast: “Welcome to the Rileys” (2010)

Here is a tiny little film that barely earned $320,000 in total box-office receipts world-wide and screened only in 11 [Read More]

The American (2010) – A Cold Story Served Well Like Chilled Caviar

The American (2010) – A Cold Story Served Well Like Chilled Caviar

THE AMERICAN is a philosophical exercise on what constitutes “The Reality.” Can we tell what’s going on inside a [Read More]

Growing Up with Harold Bloom

Growing Up with Harold Bloom

Going through my library this weekend, I came across an old copy of Harold Bloom’s classic, The Western Canon. [Read More]

Critics in Love

Critics in Love

This blog isn’t wont to dole out dating advice.  Thinking upon my own predicament trying to find romance, [Read More]

The Military and the Meaning of Science

The Military and the Meaning of Science

The other day, I read an article in the New York Times regarding the American military’s turn to renewable [Read More]

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