mindfulness

What I Did After College; From Fun to Wallowing and From Fear to Mindfulness

So I graduated and couldn't have been more proud of myself and my friends. It was a beautiful day and I was overflowing with pride and joy. This was a short lived joy. Most people believed school was easy for me because I was one of the smarter kids (small flex, no biggie) but it… Continue reading What I Did After College; From Fun to Wallowing and From Fear to Mindfulness

News and Politics

Sowing Discord and Epistemic Credibility: Confusion and Hostility as a Strategy

I recently watched a documentary on Netflix aptly named "What the Health?" It's a journey by a man named Kip Andersen who, as a hypochondriac, spent most of his life worrying about being sick. He looked at the sicknesses preying on Americans and concluded that the cause was not simply genetic disposition but rather the… Continue reading Sowing Discord and Epistemic Credibility: Confusion and Hostility as a Strategy

News and Politics

Guns – A Conversation

How dare I politicize such a tragedy? Yet survivors seem to see no issue in the matter. In light of the most recent shooting at Margory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the conversation picked up from where it left off: How do we stop the shootings? What do we do with the 2nd… Continue reading Guns – A Conversation

Books

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

The last book I read entirely by my own choice. It was an excellent choice. It is exactly what is claims to be: a short history of humankind. It includes everything from our very beginnings using the earliest dated fossils and tools and gives a vivd picture of how humans evolved alongside and soon above… Continue reading Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

News and Politics

Net Neutrality: A Hostage Situation

First, if you enjoy your internet freedom as in not paying to view per webpage, please do something and call your representative.¬†¬†Actually do it. Its not so bad and it's better than doing nothing. I'd like to talk about this. Net Neutrality, our healthcare system, even why marijuana is federally scheduled as worse than prescription… Continue reading Net Neutrality: A Hostage Situation

Educational

Life on Mars? The Astronomical search for Alien Life on Mars by Brother Robert Novak Ph.D

Is there life on Mars? No. Not that either. Honestly when I saw the flyer I got excited because I was hoping for alien life in general but then saw it was isolated to Mars and lowered my expectations to single cell organisms, which would still be pretty cool. Dr. Novak gave his audience a… Continue reading Life on Mars? The Astronomical search for Alien Life on Mars by Brother Robert Novak Ph.D

News and Politics

Anti Feminist Feminism and Equalism

One thing that has been weighing heavy on my mind is anti feminism between feminists. A divided movement is no movement at all, but what is the movement? Who is a part of it? What are the goals? Feminism is defined as the theory of political, economic, and social equality of the sexes. Equality. That's… Continue reading Anti Feminist Feminism and Equalism

Meta, Uncategorized

My Nihilist Impulse

After reading the chapter "the nihilist impulse" from Geert Lovink's book, I feel prepared to trek the terrain that defines the landscape of blogging. To Lovink's readers, this means quite a few things, from "user culture blended with a cultural critique of of contemporary web applications" (Lovink 1) According to Lovink, "blogs record our lives… Continue reading My Nihilist Impulse