Worth Noting

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Posting a compilation of important links I’ve recently come across. The Good Men Project-The Conversation No one Else is Having Also, if you listen to talk radio, my favorite intellectual is Dennis Prager. He has 3 different hours in his weekly show specifically dedicated to other topics besides politics and world events. One of them is the Male-Female hour. It’s a very open, honest, and raw discussion of male psychology, relationship dynamics, and general questions females may have in this regard. I’ve listened for years, and people call in all the time saying how their marriage has been saved from it. You can subscribe to his podcast. It’s hour 2 on Wednesdays. The Benjamin Franklin Effect: The Surprising Psychology on How … Read More

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In All Seriousness

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There’s a lot to take in regarding the current war zone of despair racking Ukraine. Let’s recap, out of Quartz Yanukovych’s days were numbered.  That is when opposition protesters poured into Independence Square in loud defiance of a law pushed through by Yanukovych that effectively outlawed public dissent. An axiom of such situations is that strongmen are in trouble when protesters stop fearing bullets, and so it was for Yanukovych on Jan. 28—shots were fired, but his opponents stayed put and stubbornly demanded his resignation. To defuse the situation, he had parliament reverse itself, and he pushed out his prime minister. But events already were set in motion. Yesterday, Yanukovych agreed to accelerate elections that were scheduled for next February. And … Read More

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Bright and Shiny and Playful

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Oh geez, I post one pic of some luxury vehicles, and then presumed to be shallow because I admire quality craftsmanship. Give me a break! Tells you more about the other person’s  issues with money. No, i do not put value in material goods, but i do value quality. Big difference. Designing is not only a creative drive, but as I mentioned in the last post, a necessary component of evolving. Beyond aesthetics, how does this object make my life easier? I always ask ‘is it efficient?’. Art generally falls into the playful, enjoyable arena. Do we need it to do anything for us, other than make us feel good…rhetorical, but no. That’s why it is art. Visual News is … Read More

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Is It Necessary?

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As technologically advanced and streamlined as our daily lives have become, there is still so much superfluous nonsense and excess. There’s an app or a tool or gadget or unnecessary piece of kitchen equipment for as far as your imagination and patent office line runs. Honestly, it’s ridiculous, but i’m a minimalist; so my opinion is pessimistically against ‘stuff’. I have never played a smartphone game or a Facebook game. And I believe the invention of anything new should serve to solve a problem. Game apps fall into this category. Why are people so afraid to be bored? What is wrong with imagination? When is the last time you let your mind be? No tv, no music, just… The door … Read More

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Oh Say Can You See?

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This morning I was still reflecting on last night’s Creationism vs Evolution debate between Bill Nye &  Ken Ham. It was great, not because i think each gentleman showed their truest colors, but because of the freedom of our culture; opposing view points can co-exist, whether or not they’re copacetic. I don’t believe either person has all the answers for any person. I don’t believe the Bible is literal to a T. I believe both arguments reach dead-ends. I believe there can be a mutual cohabitation of science and religion, and believing in one doesn’t have to negate the other. You can freely not give a damn about what either one says, too. If I met you in person, I’d probably consider you … Read More

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