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Back to Basics

13th of Dec 2014

Recently, I've been trying to get back to basics, finding the spark of joy in words again. I have a tendency to sound more depressing/depressed than I intend, so I hope this comes across as...not a cry for help, basically. I even had a good time at Thanksgiving, seeing my family, but after seeing a few too many Black Friday commercials I didn't want to repeat the economically co-opted family values that sound so trite coming from a 30-second ad voiceover.

Thanks and Thoughts

29th of Nov 2014

Now that the gods of Commercialism and Debt, those high powers who have usurped metaphysical control of the holy day Thanksgiving, have been appeased, perhaps it is time to be thankful. Knowing what human nature is like, and how the specter of social expectation tramples authenticity, I would prefer not to repeat the saccharine and trite.

Gratitude is a strange beast, and is much more than the comfort of familiarity.

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26th of Nov 2014

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<<cue sad piano music>>

Cultural Appropriation

11th of Nov 2014

Come worship at the Church of Jeebus, the cheap Chinese knock-off Jesus! He didn't come to die for your sins; He came to outsource them instead!

A Reason To Write

27th of Sep 2014

ὁ δὲ ἀνεξέταστος βίος οὐ βιωτὸς ἀνθρώπῳ

One spiritual principle is that why you do is as important as what you do. Your intentions matter as much, if not more, than your actions. This doesn't mean ignorance gets a free pass—actions still have effects you might not like—and it doesn't mean the intentions you say you have. Human beings are great at deluding themselves. What it means is that the true reasons you act (or don't act) show you who you really are.