Relationships as a Clue to the Meaning of the Universe

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

Twitter is Changing Your Brain

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

The Most Important Things I’ve Learned Working With People With Disabilities for 6 Years

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

H. P. Lovecraft and the Horrific Future of Big Data

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

How to Stop Entrenching Your Worldview and Help Others Do the Same

If I had to wrap up the 2016 election in one word, it would be “odd,” not “unbelievable” or “tragic” or “absurd.” Odd because I kept hearing and reading from people who were convinced everyone who held the opposing view was misguided, wrong, or stupid. Outcome aside this question kept popping into my head: Why … Continue reading How to Stop Entrenching Your Worldview and Help Others Do the Same