Nothing like a pretty girl in a pretty city.
My girl, Paulette, and myself took a stroll through Logan Square. Stopped by a great bar I’ve been wanting to check out, Spilt Milk. Had a couple excellent cocktails and continued the journey. Continue reading “Through Logan Flames”
George Orwell is in the news, 67 years after his death in 1950; his masterpiece, 1984, has reached #1 in Amazon’s most sold books. In the midst of Trump’s presidency, the backdrop of ongoing wars, a militaristic progression towards global tyranny, and an ever increasing acceptance of the global surveillance system; 1984, written in 1948 … Continue reading George Orwell: A Final Warning
Greek mythology tells of a young hunter, enamored with himself, obsessed with his own beauty. Driven to suicide by the sight of his own reflection. Continue reading “Narcissus: In the World of the Self-Loathing, the Self-Loved Rule”
In my last post I alluded to the idea of social media molding the subconscious mind of humanity. Directing it, to what all seems a nefarious end. Continue reading “Echo Chambers: Social Media and Our Responsibility for Directing Human Consciousness “
What happens when you escape the modern social media machine?
If you didn’t post a status, or Tweet a photo, or Snap your dinner, or put a filter over your face every few hours, would you be a better person? Would you free up time? Would you become more productive? Would people look at you as some mysterious bastion of a retro lifestyle from a bygone era living in modernity?
I did, for an entire year. Continue reading “Being Social Media Free: The State of Social Relevancy in the Modern World”
I get asked all to often in small talk, “What do you do?” I know people mean it innocently enough. I take it offensively though, as though I could possibly explain in this artificial small talk the entire spectrum of things I do. Or that somehow what I do from 9-5 defines “what I do”. … Continue reading The Spectrum of Destiny
Who was Marcus Aurelius? An emperor of Rome? A philosopher King? The progenitor of Stoicism? – He was But more than that, he was a man. A man who lived thousands of years ago in a time far removed from our current existence. Technology was different, the understanding of the world not as sophisticated, but … Continue reading Marcus Aurelius – The Beginning of our Journey into Stoicism