On the surface, it may look like a war is fought between people. But it starts between the ears. The voice inside your head, the Other, whatever you want to call it: that which mediates between good and evil. That’s where war begins. I see us slipping. Collectively we have risen to great heights, and … Continue reading War is Coming
Weeeeeeeeeee I'm here! And it feels so goooooood. I will be honest, I was not feeling good my first few days here. I was physically exhausted from my trip and emotionally exhausted from going through all sorts of stuff. Apparently it's my Saturn return. I've never had the time to get too into astrology but … Continue reading Finding Meaning and Purpose, and How We are All Slaves to Money
I just bought a Subaru Crosstrek. Would have bought a Lambo, but I’m not quite there yet. That’s a quote from a song by Hobo Johnson, called “Subaru Crosstrek XV” and I highly suggest giving it a listen. Even if you don’t enjoy the music, it’s sure to generate a laugh. Also, I did just … Continue reading Subaru Crosstrek and Finding Meaning in a Modern Life
I wonder if you could make a pizza out of a tree… No, that’s dumb. That’s a dumb thought. I mean I’m sure you could make a “pizza” out of a tree, but would it actually be a pizza? What defines pizza? Does a pizza have to have cheese? Because if a pizza has to … Continue reading Existential Questions About Pizza and Dying for a Day
Well smoke my cheddar and call me cheese! That would be a fun experiment... Not to smoke my cheddar and call me cheese, but to say that to one hundred different people and take note of how each one of them interprets it. Maybe I'll do that some day. I could just walk around the … Continue reading I’m Watching People Become Robots, and It’s Scary
Boy oh boy oh boy. What is life? How did I get here? Whose car is that? Is that your car? That's a nice car. I don't know what I'm saying. Or typing. Whatever. I don't know anything right now. I'm having one of those days where my brain feels like it's trying to escape … Continue reading Do We Have Too Many Choices?
Did I miss anything? Could you imagine if you woke up from a year-long coma right now? Christ, I accidentally cut my finger and then got lemon juice in the cut and then rubbed it with a hot pepper. Now this band-aid is harder to open than a can of pickles in a snow storm. … Continue reading Do We Have Control of Our Poo?
Hi. My name is Jimmy Scrimnibbler, and I like to bump lines of COCAINE every Monday morning. It really gets me on the right track, you know. A lot of people despise Mondays, but that’s because they have nothing to look forward to. Me? I have cocaine to look forward to. So, yes, Mondays could … Continue reading Jimmy Scrimnibbler and How the Way We Exchange Information Changes Our Behavior
I’ve always been fascinated by existence. It’s crazy to think about what it actually means to exist, or why. Lately, I’ve been reading The Origins and History of Consciousness by Erich Neumann and trying my hand at meditation, which has really forced me to face my own consciousness and grapple with the experience of what … Continue reading The Reality Crisis
When I was younger, I thought nothing mattered. I looked up to the stars at night and pondered my tiny place in an overwhelmingly grand universe, and I came to a conclusion: no matter what I did in my life, it would be so small in comparison to the universe, it would never really matter. … Continue reading Combating Nihilism: Finding Meaning in a Meaningless Life