Category Archives: Philosophy

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Keeping Your Connections Alive

Today I feel fantastic. I used to be quite the socialite and quite the networker however, with the demands of work increasing and with the extra demands in my personal life due to being a father, I found myself meeting … Continue reading

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Boundless pain Boundless joy Boundless monotony Boundless novelty Firmly planted Observing everything at once Each passerby’s situation both familiar and unknowable Hopes of the future Dreams crushed God is in his heaven and all is right in the world The … Continue reading

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The Question

What is The Question? You have probably asked it many times before. It takes different forms such as: What is the purpose of life, What is “it” all about, Who am I, or any other existential question. Many people have … Continue reading

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Moving Media

Dancing is a series of videos on I found out about this on my friend Dan’s blog. These videos, which have gotten progressively better, are really amazing. If you have time I suggest watching them in this order: Dancing … Continue reading

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The End and Beginning of an Era

This past Saturday was perhaps the last time that there would be training at my Zen Master’s house. He’s fixin’ to sell the place and immigrate to France. While I was serving tea, he corrected my form, and I was … Continue reading

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A Stroke of Enlightenment

Neuroanatomist Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor gives a passionate first hand account of a stroke that affected the left hemisphere of her brain—and the resulting subjective experience—in this recent TED talk: This could be, and apparently has been, the spring … Continue reading

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A critique of Ian Bogost’s interpretation of Zen

Ian Bogost wrote an article for Gamasutra about “Zen Games”. I disagree with his interpretation of Zen—and thus the article’s thesis—so I wrote the following letter to the editor. The stuff in quotes is in reference to Ian’s article, so … Continue reading

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Sirlin’s Playing to Win now available for free

My friend David Sirlin has released a free web version of his popular book. In it he discusses the virtues of “Playing to Win” in competitive games and the path of continual self improvement. I highly recommend it for anyone … Continue reading

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There has been a lot of public mourning across America this past week in response to an event at Virginia Tech that has spawned a media frenzy. The amount of attention that this shooting has garnered took me by surprise … Continue reading

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