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The Engineer

The Engineer

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It was a rainy night in late October when I opened the door and let him in. The clock was well past midnight and I was in no mood for company. In fact, I...
Pitfalls of Social Media

Pitfalls of Social Media

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Social media. It brings us together, so it appears. That was the utopian ideal set amongst the Facebook tagline that “helps us to connect” and Twitter’s urge to figure out “what’s happening”, but over...
Synchronicity or Coincidence?

Synchronicity or Coincidence?

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How many times have you seen “angelic” numbers (111, 33) and considered them a sign? Or, a bird sitting at your front porch, a candle flickering, or a cat walking in front of you? Our...
The Highs and Lows of Culture

The Highs and Lows of Culture

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Politics is downstream from culture, as the saying goes. And this is true. But culture itself, I would argue, is downstream from pharmacology. At the very source of the stream, then, is what is...
Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Broken Mirrors

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The vampire can’t see its reflection. In the social media world, humans can’t either; what was a reflection once has now become more akin to a broken mirror; now, our identity is more of...
Building Blocks of Content

The Building Blocks of Content

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That soundtrack compilation, the eBook on common financial mistakes, the marketing agency riding the coattails of #MotivationMonday, the meme spreading like wildfire, a Minecraft test of survival… We all consume digital content, but our tastes...
Sampling the Forbidden Fruit

Sampling the Forbidden Fruit

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Since I wrote on the difference between mechanistic and phenomenological worldviews, there has been an explosion of interest in esoterica in Twitter circles—astrology in particular is enjoying a tremendous boom in popularity. However, discussing...
The Beautiful Game

The Beautiful Game

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Football is a global game. From the streets of Brazil, and the Ginga style that emerged, to the jumpers for goalposts terrace culture of England. There is no sport with the same permeation and...
Navigating Chaos, Part 2

Navigating Chaos, Part 2

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In Part I, I examined the problem of navigating chaos at the dawn of a new era in human consciousness by describing two broad and antithetical paradigms at play: The technological path, which aims...
Objects of Power

Objects of Power

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Humans are narrative creatures. Once, they weren’t. Sometime, many aeons ago - the true story of which keeps getting changed as the pesky evidence continues to contradict official dogma - humans were allegedly bestial...