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The Silence Between the Notes, or The Hacking of our Dreams

Have you ever wondered why you enjoy some art and not other art? Why one genre of music seems to ‘speak to you’, and others feel unimportant or even annoying? Why you continually seek out, say, action movies, but roll … Continue reading

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To Build a Home

This is a long post about my development, specifically my philosophical development, for the sake of offering a version of the intellectual scaffolding that I built for my self throughout the years in order to climb up to where I … Continue reading

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Who wants to join my cyberpunk centrist nu-metal band?

Who wants to join my cyberpunk centrist nu-metal band? I am trying to understand politics/economics.  I empathized with Plato’s fears of democracy, but I couldn’t get down with his censorship of art (yes, I actually liked his caste system for … Continue reading

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Generalizations

From an important perspective, there are three kinds of generalizations.  One reflects a minimal personal observation.  One reflects coincidental norms.  One reflects systemic behaviors.  Why make a distinction?  Because not all issues can be discussed on the macro or individual … Continue reading

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Art, Entertainment, Escapism

In a dark and twisted world too much of pleasant and cheerful aesthetics is escapism. Last time I talked about happiness-seeking and how it relates to apathy toward societies.  As an artist, it’s only natural for me to stem from … Continue reading

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The Time is Not Right For Happiness

Happiness, as a state of mind, is a pacifier.  For all practical purposes in an imperfect Universe, the words ‘happiness’ and ‘complacency’ are exactly synonymous. Idiot, via Old French via the Latin idiota, which came from Greek in the form … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on personal validation

  Reassuring our selves that others validate us is different from the active validation of others, though both phenomena depend heavily on our perception of other people.  Why?  Is it because we do not trust our memories?  Per haps it … Continue reading

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Sit Down, Metaphysics

Metaphysics.  Metaphysics is the study that drew me to philosophy.  I wanted to understand the mysteries of the Universe.  I wanted to meet gods.  I wanted to discover some secret law of physics that allowed me to will my body … Continue reading

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Detailing A Few Stories, or Why My Writing is Important

In my last post I discussed briefly how writing has become my top priority, what I am most about, and it’s some thing that I still struggle with a little.  Tomorrow I ship off back north, stopping briefly in Minneapolis to … Continue reading

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Exploring the Third Loop: Romanticism

Mmm some intense, cerebral, and emotional music.  How fitting for how I’ve come to understand today’s topic!   Ah, romance.  A tender kiss, a gift of flowers, candle-lit dinners.  But is it still romantic when the intensity of the kiss comes from … Continue reading

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