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 […]

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 […]

Who Is More Humble?

“Who is more humble? The scientist who looks at the universe with an open mind and accepts whatever the universe has to teach us, or somebody who says everything in this book must be considered the literal truth and never mind the fallibility of all the human beings involved?”  ― Carl Sagan

Recurring Dreams: The War In Your Head

Relating to a study from 2004: A team of German scientists conducted experiments on a group of old German army veterans who took part in World War II.  The research was conducted to see if traumatic and horrific dreams truly have a profound effect on a human being.  The scientists realized that, after broad research, […]

America: Revised

I wrote this piece almost (gasp) seven years ago, but it feels like it was written yesterday. Time flies when you write something dear to you and try to act out the message. This piece in particular discusses the messages laid out in prose by Jack Kerouac, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman — or, […]