Here's an experience I had a couple years ago: As I've mentioned elsewhere, I own a window cleaning business. At some point in time, I bought a sophisticated water purification system which -- without delving into the mechanical details -- significantly increased the speed at which we can clean windows. So, we get done cleaning… Continue reading Division of Labor / Narrowing of Mind
You can purchase it here. As with the full-color edition of the book for $25, my goal is not to seek income from publishing this. I have a comfortable livelihood from my own business. Lulu, the printing company, told me that $7.50 is the minimum they will sell the B&W version of this book for… Continue reading Human Sunset Available in Black-and-White for Only $7.50!
In starting, let me make it very clear that I’m a very judgmental person. Moreover, I don’t think it’s a bad thing in and of itself. If anything, the world is suffering greatly by a general reluctance to judge things. When I speak my mind, people often think I’m a jerk. I hate laziness, I… Continue reading Obesity
The importance that work holds in our lives cannot be overstated. To a great degree, work defines who we are. This is true not only in a deeper philosophical sense but in an immediate, colloquial sense as well. The question, “Who’s that?” is just as likely to be answered with a description of the person’s… Continue reading The Working Man, Part I
Not long ago, a friend told me about Rover, a new app that helps you find people to walk your dog for you as well as find dog sitters. Then I saw it for myself on a TV that was littering a room I was visiting yesterday. It’s easy to just glance over this and… Continue reading Utopia was Never Supposed to be so Busy
One of the particularly strange phenomena observable in modern man is seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5etXw2ngaE Even if we were to say, for the sake of argument, that these smart-phones and other gadgets are worth owning, what could possibly compel people to sacrifice so much time, foregone earnings, comfort, and dignity just to wait in line to… Continue reading Digital Gluttony and the Hunger for Wonder
In my book, Human Sunset, I use a lot of screenshots that pertain to loneliness and the deterioration of relationships. I think it’s really important to unpack this – and truly, there is a lot going on as far as this particular aspect of tech goes. You can find Part 1 of this series, dealing… Continue reading Technology and Relationships, Part 2, Family