Monthly Archives: July 2017

Nostalgia: escapism vs narrative

I’ve expressed my disgust with nostalgia repeatedly and I’ve ¬†often talked about the sense of life-narrative I carry and assume we all do. The early meaning of nostalgia is pain of the heart, close to what we’d call bitter sweet.

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What ‘slut’ actually means

Men call a woman slut if she’s giving sexual attention he wants to someone else, even if that someone is imaginary. Women call women sluts when they’re getting attention they want, even if that attention is imaginary. But that’s how

Posted in Gender, Pop Culture

Right and Left, Individuals and Monoliths

Have you noticed on the traditional (and outdated) spectrum of left and right politically that the left, with all its notions of collectivism is fractured and never achieves any kind of unity, while the right manages to act legion despite

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The Delusion Of Impartiality

It’s often presented that men are out of touch with their emotions and woman are the opposite in touch. Or it’s presented that woman are overly emotional and men are not. I don’t see evidence of these claim at all.

Posted in Pragmatism

Finding time to socialize isn’t about time

I’m on vacation. I’m maintaining a schedule though, up at 8 to go jogging, and I have a chart next to my computer at my defacto desk, the kitchen table, that gets marked off each day when I exercise, read,

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There is no “after all we’ve been through”

It’s called loss aversion. The feeling that because you’ve put a lot of time and effort into something you can’t walk away with nothing. It’s not a bad internal mechanism inherently, once it kicks in it’ll keep you on your

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Lawrence Krauss on (and off) conspiratorial thinking

I’m fascinated by plausibility these days, why one person can hear something and find it ridiculous and another person find it to be of earth-shattering significance. But I know a big part of it is that everyone thinks they’re a

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