The Flag is at Half-Mast Again… What is it this Time?

"Again?" "What's the massacre this time around?" I thought to myself as I noticed the flag lowered to half-mast while driving home from work. I make no effort to follow the "real" news from day to day, so oftentimes I don't find out about mass-shooting until a day or two after the fact. (By the… Continue reading The Flag is at Half-Mast Again… What is it this Time?

Saving the Environment

The other day I was reading about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- a gigantic soup of garbage, mostly small bits of plastic litter, swirling around in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Similar phenomena are found in the world's other oceans as well. Lately scientists and environmentalists have claimed that the GPGP has come… Continue reading Saving the Environment

Technology and Relationships (III), Nationalism or Consumerism?

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 with friendships in… Continue reading Technology and Relationships (III), Nationalism or Consumerism?

The Working Man (I)

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 (I)