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How the Selfie Phenomenon is Redefining Beauty

I really liked this video (below), and it makes a very salient point toward...

Please Note: Blog Redesign In Process…

Just a note to visitors: Earlier in the year I took this blog down,...

The Law of Love vs. The Law of Violence

The following essay by Leo Tolstoy was originally included in the publication "The Law...

Stories: Such Timid Little Creatures

Stories are like highly sensitive, timid little creatures; during times of stress and chaos...

The Benefits of Chuckfests

I no longer keep “stuff” around; if an item is no longer utilitarian to...

16 Precepts for Acquiring the Treasure of Knowledge

At the beginning of his forward to A. G. Sertillanges’ The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods,...

Making Good Art: Risking Non-Conformity & Embracing Failure

An unfortunate paradox that we all face is this: humanity reveres non-conformists from the past,...

Experiencing Happiness is More Important than Winning

Whenever I participate in games or sporting activities, I try to focus on the...

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