Month: September 2015

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Music Monday: Murder by Death

One of my favorite poems is Paradise Lost. Naturally, this means that I enjoy The Desert is on Fire by Murder by Death. The song takes place in a concept album wherein the devil was visiting a bar in Mexico and tried to make a few extra bucks on a drug deal. The other dealer …

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Debating your inner monolog

One of the persistent themes of recent psychological literature on success is the inner voice. Thought it has many names, the inner voice describes sort of things we tell ourselves to psych ourselves up, out, or distract ourselves from ourselves. The Christian tradition, especially the Puritan and Greek Orthodox branches of soul care, did not …

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Review: Mike Cernovich’s Gorilla Mindset

Introduction Mike Cernovich is a civil rights lawyer, though I do not think he practices any longer. He’s considered a controversial figure. I don’t really care about that. A person could be utterly terrible, but it does not change the merit of their arguments or the truth value of evidenced claims that they make. I …

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Ideas

Tonight a friend asked me if I’d had any ideas for papers I would like to write. I do, I even have ideas for books. I’ll probably not write any of this, but maybe I will. The fact is that I want to write these things and I have no actual resources for getting published …

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Overcome Writer’s Block: The Common Topics

Writer’s Block You’ve had it, I’ve had it. It’s not pleasant. As far as I can tell, there four reasons for writer’s block: Trying to sound profound (This is part of the game in fiction and poetry.) Poor research An inability to make an argument Nothing to actually say Bonus Reason Five: You’re just procrastinating. …

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Things I Like Right Now 9-12-2015

I posted one of these a couple of weeks back. I thought mention some other things I like right now. I’ve been training to failure in the gym again. It’s been a nice time saving technique and a change of pace. The decreased weight from the insanely long sets (aiming for 10 reps two seconds …

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On the Liberal Arts

I’ll say more about this topic later. Articles periodically pop up about why it is still important to major in the liberal arts and not bother with STEM fields. And then other articles will pop-up saying that liberal arts degrees are stupid and essentially put the individual student in debt without concern for said student’s …