Facebook v. Twitter, 2013 November 30th, 2012 @ 11:18 pm PDT
Oh, man. Every now and then your heroes validate themselves and it is magical. Two of my long-time internet heroes posted essays today about the difference between Twitter and Facebook, and both essays are absolutely brilliant. Matt Haughey, the founder of metafilter, a site I’ve frequented since the end of 1999, published an article on […]
Five (More) Miles in Los Angeles August 5th, 2011 @ 7:08 am PDT
Even though I was still sore as hell from my run Tuesday night, I somehow managed to knock out another five mile run last night. I ran my standard “local loop”, which is east on Olympic to Beverwill, then south to Pico, and then west to Westwood back to Olympic. I almost thought that there […]
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy September 26th, 2006 @ 7:13 pm PDT
This is an essay I wrote a loooong time ago … I must have been 13 or 14 … good old St. Paul’s Catholic Elementary School in Daytona Beach, FL …
To Have and Have Not May 25th, 2002 @ 11:02 am PDT
The novel breaks from the traditional five act dramatic plot sequence.
Thomas Hardy May 24th, 2002 @ 12:06 pm PDT
On Thomas Hardy’s “The Self-Unseeing” and “The Haunter”, an essay from 1996
Jonathan Edwards and Benjamin Franklin May 24th, 2002 @ 11:36 am PDT
On Jonathan Edwards’ Resolutions and Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanacks
Minds, Brains, and Science April 11th, 2002 @ 4:13 pm PDT
Does John Searle, in his book Minds, Brains, and Science, succeed in explaining how mental phenomena can be nothing over and above neural phenomena and yet be caused by neural activity?
Sir Gawain April 10th, 2002 @ 2:59 pm PDT
This is from an English lit. class; it was written on February 10, 1993 … Sir Gawain and the Green Knight What makes a man a hero? Where lies the line which when crossed changes a mortal man into a legend? Is it at the altar at Canterbury? in the Minotaur’s labyrinth? or is it […]
Meditations on First Philosophy March 28th, 2002 @ 4:07 pm PDT
But if the mere fact that I can produce from my thought the image of something entails that everything which I clearly and distinctly perceive to belong to that thing really does belong to it, is not this a possible basis for another argument to prove the existence of God?
Blake – Urizen March 26th, 2002 @ 11:12 am PDT
If Blake was not simply stoned out of his mind, then what explanation can there be for this troubling work?