Loneliness is a well researched subject, but I would argue we've only scratched the surface. The reason we've only scratched the surface is because we are only trying to scratch the surface. If you're like me, you're not satisfied with guessing at what triggers loneliness and tricking yourself into feeling like you belong. Instead of asking "why … Continue reading Relationships as a Clue to the Meaning of the Universe
I've always kind of been opposed to Twitter, but then I never really used it until recently, so for the most part, my opposition was because of my assumption it was a place for sloganeering, cheap-shots, and clever little sentiments. After using Twitter for 4 months (mostly reading what other were writing), I observed some … Continue reading Twitter is Changing Your Brain
I was born before the internet spread across the world. This statement is true for less people every year and soon it won't be true for anyone. In his book, Program or be Programmed, Douglas Rushkoff addresses our lack of understanding when it comes to how the internet works. He brings up an argument we … Continue reading Own Your Technology Or It Will Own You
While it is frequently argued the song addresses discord between the super-fan base, "Skeleton Clique" and new fans (millions of them) by urging the Clique to empathize in spite of differences, I think there is more below the surface. In this post, I'll present to you a new perspective on the song by interpreting it into … Continue reading The Message Behind “Heathens” by Twenty One Pilots
For those of you who don't know, I've been helping people with disabilities achieve their vocational, residential, and social goals for the last 6 years. What I have learned during this time has changed me so much, and while I started with the idea I was being a pretty nice guy, I find myself now realizing … Continue reading The Most Important Things I’ve Learned Working With People With Disabilities for 6 Years
Big Data (n.): when a collection of data gets so big it starts eating people. Actually, it's when we collect data from either a huge group of people, a huge amount of data points, or both and use it to draw new conclusions. Speaking of monsters that eat people, here's what H. P. Lovecraft warned about … Continue reading H. P. Lovecraft and the Horrific Future of Big Data
What Moves Her Is it the east wind or deep scarlet skies falling into horizon? Is it cold moon shining proud or raging summer sun? Is it deep within or all around? Does she see it in a mirror? Can she read it in a book? Where is its womb? Is the answer behind her … Continue reading What Moves Her?