NPR On “The Meaning of Work”

Last October NPR had a roundup of various TED talks about work and how we derive meaning from it. Fortunately/unfortunately, I’ve already commented on a lot of these themes and even responded specifically to one of the folks who are mentioned, Barry Schwartz. There’s a few things from him in the TED talk that I…

Silence Speaks Volumes for our Mental Health

Right now I’m listening to a band called System of a Down. They’re a very loud, chaotic and overall disorienting band, especially if you’ve never heard them or anything like them before. A friend of mine described them as something akin to “avant nu metal” but generally it’s difficult to label SOAD as any one genre. While doing…

Patreon Update for 12/3/16

Personal Update(s)/Introduction Wow, so, a lot can change in a month, huh? The last time I wrote one of these things the election hadn’t happened, my hard drive hadn’t crashed, I had one more roommate to help pay the rent and I had just gotten back from my book tour a week or so ago.…