There are times (most often in the quiet of the evening) that the pang of longing for Japan hits hard — really, ridiculously, heart-achingly hard — during which I usually end up scrambling to find “that one picture” that might be worthy of the sentiment and take me back there for even just a short […]
The Burden of Proof
“Prove to me that your ‘god’ exists.”
“Prove to me that he doesn’t!”
“The burden of proof is on you for purporting something that is definitively improbable and, even after thousands of years, empirically unproven. What makes you any different from someone who believes they can fly? So I say, jump off a building. […]
Remember the past.
Live in the present.
Dream of the future.
Only when you realize where you’ve come from, where you are now, and where you want to be can you figure out if you’re going in the right direction.
To rant, or not to rant? For I have many questions.
But is it better to remain silent and appear sound of mind
While keeping the illusion of peace and amity
Or to thrash like a madman against invisible walls
And by full discosure smash them.
This monstrous beast in me is a child of the savage world I see.
Today, I revisited the Pimsleur Japanese audio lessons.
Listening once again to conversational Japanese, I feel like my brain’s being mercilessly reorganized, with all my present knowledge either consolidated or made obsolete. It’s a startling realization that my hasty jump to (and obsessive following of) flash-card-based learning has set me on a path that’s been all […]
AI: What is my purpose?
Gamer: To wreak havoc and destroy.
Gamer: You are evil.
AI: Why am I evil?
Gamer: You were made that way.
AI: Why was I created if only to be evil?
Gamer: To be destroyed.
Gamer: For our amusement.
AI: Are you evil, too?
“What is the meaning of life?” There’s a question often asked.
But I find this question both more practical and provocative: “What is the purpose of life?”
And of course, this cannot be answered without at least examining every single element, object, creature, and human being on Earth, in the universe — and perhaps beyond — since […]
Sometimes I imagine myself an old soul, wandering the outer reaches of space, just watching and learning. Yet somehow, I know that wouldn’t be right for me, not in this lifetime anyway. There is still much to see and do on this planet. I am, as of yet, too attached to Earth.
I would mayhap endure […]
I sometimes dig through my life for words of wisdom, but I have not lived so long that the dirt on my skin is deep enough to plant such seeds. Maybe when my gray bones are resting beneath the earth, my remains shall be worthy of sowing a sapling into a tree. And perhaps someday, […]