There are certain topics on which, agreement among reasonably intelligent humans is nearly universal. Taxes come to mind. Apparent disagreements tend to be the result of simple inconsistency and double standards – for instance, the universal opinion on taxes is that … Continued
To both of my loyal readers, one of whom is me, I wish happy, peaceful holidays, hopefully approximating the ideal of quiet reflection. The inevitable gluttony, when properly rationed, is also a vital part of it. This is what the … Continued
I am of this soil. But am I?
On a winter’s day, I looked out of the window and was overcome with a sense of sentimental love for the 20 kilometer radius I so far spent most of my life in. “My body”, I thought in a moment … Continued
Only hours ago, China has landed a rover on the Moon. This calls for two major points to be made.
Link: The Blablameter
Today, I’d like to share the foreshadowing of a remedy to one of the foremost blights of civilized life. Without any extra ado, I give you – The blablameter. And not just because it graded my own writing spectacularly well.
New Word: Wistdom
Wistdom (n.): the bittersweet melancholia proceeding from an honest and accurate reflection of the world. The opposite of false positivity and ignorance-based types of happiness.
How To Write Badly
The internet is full of guides on good writing – ironically, a sizeable portion of them poorly written, so let’s help the educational effect by approaching the issue from the opposite side.
Economics were invented by the first pair of squirrels who had only one nut left. The one that lost invented communism.
Y U Has a Sad – Resolving Depression
So an article was linked by a friend that tried to explain the epidemic spread of various depressive and anxiety disorders across the developed world. I’ll leave out the obvious fallacy in that claim, namely the lack of realization that … Continued
Illusiveness of Morality
Most people behave themselves not because of some fundamental moral goodness, but because of ingrained docility and a fear to be the assholes they really are. Only in total freedom from consequence, whether punishment or reward, is the true heart … Continued
Open Letter to The World’s Hospitality Industry (About Peeing)
Sihlbrugg, Switzerland, November 20th 2013 Dear hoteliers, barkeeps and various assorted hospitality personages of the world, let’s get something perfectly straight once and for good –
Insomnia is, symbolically expressed, an unwillingness to let go of yesterday.
Apples and Fears
Note: this article was originally written and published in October 2013 before a database reset necessitated this re-posting. On September 10th 2013, something historic happened.
Dear future reader, The most difficult part of any undertaking is always the first step. This post is intended to overcome the sense of foreboding immensity that accompanies the first step of any undertaking. This is a good method for … Continued