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 haven't devoted the time in the past to learn this ancient language. How wonderful it would've been to read … [Read more...]

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 brightest from those three industries and thought groups. Since the '80s, TED has … [Read more...]

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 and I don't buy it now. He'll read this a month from now and post some comment about how he pictures me in … [Read more...]

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 college level reading material in my life left me feeling somewhat dull. I can only handle so much … [Read more...]

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 breath... there you go. Now imagine each blog you write as a valuable part of your life. The precious time you spend writing a blog and thinking about … [Read more...]