Category Archives: Philosophy

Ayn Rand: Everyone’s Favorite Egotistical Lady

“Ayn” is an adopted name from the Yiddish word for eyes. No one knows why she chose it. I decided to read Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. I’m just coming out of the last throws of that 1200 page illness. Rand … Continue reading

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Subjective Immortality: A scene from a cafe in Rome.

(Warning: lots of crude language ahead.) “It’s called subjective immortality. It’s like, thousands or even millions of alternate yous die, but the you that’s really you, like, nothing can touch him” “Wait a second, what was that dude’s name?” “Oh … Continue reading

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The Fall: short story

Sorry for starting out with something this intense. The Fall Outside, the last of the leaves were barely holding out against the bitter cold that all their show of flame couldn’t warm. Below, their fallen brothers lay, slowly giving up … Continue reading

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Positive Spin and Magnetism

Just the Facts, Please Media outlets aligned with one political camp or another are constantly accusing each other of not presenting “just the facts.” Everyone claims to present the pure truth with no spin. But it’s just not true. It … Continue reading

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We need the words, but do we need the images?

In the past few weeks I have seen more disturbing images than I have my entire life up to this point. In the past I’ve heard disturbing stories in detail about the Rwandan genocide, the use of children to carry … Continue reading

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Introversion: How to be a little whisper in a world that expects great winds and earthquakes.

I used to think there was something wrong with me. I dreaded going out in public. I dreaded conversation. I dreaded that awful feeling like I should be jumping onto that merry go round of conversation next time a slot … Continue reading

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We’re breaking the ru-ules! Sin and Miley Cyrus

The other day I heard some students behind me laughing and chanting “we’re breaking the ru-ules!” in that desperate, nervous tone that says “I totally wouldn’t be doing this if it wasn’t against the rules. I don’t even like this. … Continue reading

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