I have made some awkward attempts at getting the concept of the difference between guilt and shame clear in person recently, so I wanted to talk about it at more length here. This is my way of continuing to do philosophy, and hopefully I can make it kind of clear to you. Some of the […]Read more "The difference between guilt and shame"
Before it gets all academic in here, let me assure you that it will be less academic after this block quote. I wanted to write about lizards and politics, and what they have in common. Check out this wikipedia article: “While technically inaccurate as an explanation for brain activity, it remains one of very few […]Read more "Lizards, politicians, addiction, and us."
dysphemism – a bad/negative word for a neutral topicRead more "Let’s learn to talk to one another."
Put in the wrong kind of gas, and the car would die or putter sluggishly.Read more "Calories are calories people."
“The combat compliment. I hadn’t heard of this until researching this blog article. I like it – it’s not-quite-oxymoronic, like spite sex or cheese and peanut butter sandwiches.”Read more "Stanford sports for people who do(n’t) sports. An aside about a sportsballer."
To desire also is to miss the fact that the future self will have to pay in certain ways for what the decision-making self chooses today, even if the decision-making self is a greedy little bastard who generally wants to eat pizza.Read more "Be mindful this year, you cretins."
For once, Christmas reminded me that I had roots, rather than that they had been pulled out.Read more "On travel, Christmas, and people."