Advice For Newborns

Congratulations, if you’re reading this then you’ve most likely been born. Give your mom a pat on the back, she did all the heavy lifting. So your cord has been snipped and they washed all the jelly off so you don’t look so alien like, what now? You’ll most likely be taken home (or left... Continue Reading →

What Does it Mean to be American?

With the presidential election seeping into every normal day-to-day conversation, the idea of 'American' is tossed around as a given. The candidates appeal to the fact that they stand for American values, which is supposed to somehow be a persuading argument. But as with most things the term 'American' is so ambiguous that it requires... Continue Reading →

Art as a Form of Escape

The classic problem of people hiding from their lives and retreating to art has fundamentally changed within the last few years. The typical portrayal was some slightly disillusioned child preferring to read their stories or paint a picture than go to class. This concept is littered throughout popular literature and film, but hardly ever captures... Continue Reading →

On Mysticism and Logic

Bertrand Russell's famous essay "Mysticism and Logic" can seem striking to readers at first glance. The first reason being that Russell actually seems to admire some mystic's line of reasoning. Bertrand Russell, the philosopher that redefined mathematics and logic, giving praise to mystic's wondrous and deep intuition. Despite being written in a period where Russell... Continue Reading →

Notes on Enjoyment

It was sometime in the evening Thursday night, just as the noises of the toads gathering outside my window began to emerge, that I couldn't help but shatter. On my nightstand next to me books I hadn't even begun reading: Plato, Lucretius, Shelley, Kant, and so on. A little earlier in the month I created... Continue Reading →

The Value of Comedy

Comedy is often in our lives for reasons we don't stop to think about. There's comedic movies, stand up comedians,  television shows, and then there's just those funny people we like to be around. It feels good to laugh, that's no secret. In fact there's actually many health benefits to laughing, but comedy itself also... Continue Reading →

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