The Line Between Guilt and Morality

I was flipping channels yesterday and happened to land on MTV True Life — shit I used to watch in high school for fun, ya know. It was about being addicted to exercise. One female was a recovering alcoholic and skipped AA meetings because she worked out for 5 hours per day, while another guy spent […]

Individual > Sum of the Parts

I think in the grand scheme of things, people are just afraid to find themselves without the help of someone else. That goes beyond religion, or sexual orientation, or what society encourages us to do. The ability for humans to stray from the pack and act as an individual is a proponent of the culture […]

Amazing Asimov

“To me it seems to be important to believe people to be good even if they tend to be bad, because your own joy and happiness in life is increased that way, and the pleasures of the belief outweigh the occasional disappointments. To be a cynic about people works just the other way around and […]

Celebrate A Life Once Had

This post seems especially fitting considering the news I have just heard (which I will hopefully discuss soon, to a degree). Human beings look at death as a dreary occasion, one that has many downsides and no upsides. Yes, death is sad because it is just so final. Tons of memories abound from seemingly nowhere, […]

The Curiosity Of Death

“I have lived more of my life than is to come: That is an interesting place for an artist – more interesting than writing about your first girlfriend. It is kind of serious. . . In our sixties, how do we face this imponderable idea that we are not going to exist anymore? We make art. […]

Amazing Advice From A Cartoon King

Bill Watterson (of Calvin and Hobbes fame) gave a keynote address in 1990, at the school in which he graduated: Kenyon College. He talks about what it means to really, truly love something you do in life. He said that a “real job” is a job you hate because, well, you do it for reasons other […]