Or is it? I grapple with this myself on the regular. My philosophy as a parent in theory is really, and truly, very simple: don't raise assholes. As I said, in theory this is easy. Raise good people. People that are kind. That care for others. That experience empathy. That know how to set healthy… Continue reading My Child-Rearing Philosophy Is Simple.
I had coffee with a friend yesterday. Coffee is sort of a weird way to say it, though, because I actually don't drink coffee. So what I had was this blended iced milk with vanilla in it; it was big and full of sugar and something like 600 calories - but who's counting, because at… Continue reading I Don’t Shave My Crotch, and Other Assorted Coffee Time Conversation
People always look at me like I'm a complete moron when I tell them that I like the cold. As in cold outside, you know: snow, sleet, wind chill. I get jealous when I see that there are blizzards going on somewhere in the world. I live in California. Particularly, Southern California. We have one… Continue reading I Like The Cold
For those of you that haven't caught on yet, I went to graduate school in philosophy. Yes, I am one of those people. I think a lot. By a lot I mean all the time. I took a little too much to heart the lesson in humility from Socrates, though, so I really do believe… Continue reading STFU Fridays: All Hail Herr Nietzsche
This morning I woke up and looked on Facebook, wasting time while trying to figure out (like usual) how exactly to get through the day. Much to my happiness, the "I fucking love science" page shared a quote that could not be anymore relevant and important, both to my day and us as a society:… Continue reading STFU Fridays, with our special guest: STFU Socrates
I'm sure most of you have heard the parable of the cave before. I often feel like this very simple story is what inspired me to go to graduate school in philosophy - that I had seen a glimpse of what many other "thinkers" before me had and was then shoved back into the cave,… Continue reading The B(itch)’s Cave
Today I was talking with someone over a friend's posting on Facebook about the Duggar family, who has made the news again after announcing the pregnancy of their twentieth child. Without going into all of the details of the discussion (which I will blog on at a later time, the Duggar family that is), in… Continue reading When Does God Say to Go F*** Yourself?