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Sickness

Note: this post is envisioned as a sequel to "Health," written at the start of the pandemic and viewable here Although I had initially been resistant to so doing, in August of this year I chose to get vaccinated. As was expected, the first twenty-four hours following this decision were riddled with chills, fever, and… Continue reading Sickness

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The future of education: how and why

A few months ago, I was asked by a friend for my thoughts on the future of education, and I think he was surprised when I spoke to a shift in values and the kinds of lives this shift would produce. Most often, when people speak of the future of education, they do so in… Continue reading The future of education: how and why

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The impossibility of self-starting and hatred for the homeless

In the 2000 film American Psycho, there is a scene in which Patrick Bateman, a wealthy Wall Street employee, condescends to a homeless person in an alley. "Do you have any idea what a fucking loser you are?" Bateman rhetorically asks the homeless person. He then kills the homeless person and a nearby dog in… Continue reading The impossibility of self-starting and hatred for the homeless