On Veterans

The argument can be stated as such. If you are willing to risk your life for a worthy cause, then you ought to be recognized by others for doing so. Enlisting in the military is risking your life. The military exists to defend a nation. The defense of a nation is a worthy cause. So … More On Veterans

Holy Shit!

I would like to lay out an argument. If curse words are intrinsically harmful then they should not be allowed to be said in certain situations. Nothing can be intrinsically harmful because of arbitrary reasons. If curse words are intrinsically harmful then it is because of arbitrary reasons. So, curse words are not intrinsically harmful. … More Holy Shit!

Pathy!

Lately I’ve been thinking, and writing, about how nothing in the universe actually matters in any objective sense, and how given that our consciousness is only mud risen to reflect on mud, before becoming mud yet again, we ought not let stress consume us. These fundamental aspects of my belief system are my xanax, my … More Pathy!

Life and Death

September 6th marks two important anniversaries in the life of someone to whom I was uniquely close, his name was Don. Don was born on September 6th, 1982, and he died on September 6th, 2011. A neat and tidy 29 years, no remainder. It also, now, marks the birth of the daughter of one of … More Life and Death

The Trolley

In your town a bridge crosses an expanse of railway tracks that lead to a terminating depot. Often people stand on the bridge, watching the trains roll into their final destination, or take off again. It is not the majestic scenery of the nearby mountains or lakes, but in the context of a city, for … More The Trolley