Other, Personal, Philosophy

In Favor of Things

I like things. I do not consider myself a particularly materialistic person. I am probably as attached to my material possessions as anybody in this day and age. The reasons for my materialism are myriad, and decidedly unenlightened. However, my reasons for placing importance on in-animate objects extends beyond the simple concept of possession. I believe… Continue reading In Favor of Things

Personal, Philosophy

Intelligence, Knowledge, and Wisdom

The terms 'intelligence', 'knowledge', and 'wisdom' are often used interchangeably, but they have very different connotations which can mean different things in different contexts. I write this post mostly because intelligence and wisdom are two abilities in Dungeons and Dragons, and many players often have difficulty determining when one should be used versus the other.… Continue reading Intelligence, Knowledge, and Wisdom

Other, Philosophy

Striving for Truth: The Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything

The standard route of science and spirituality in attempting to find answers to the big questions has been very limited, in my opinion. We strive to attain truths about how we should live our lives, but in doing so we cling to the idea that there is only one True answer to every question. We… Continue reading Striving for Truth: The Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything


An Analysis of Thought Patterns

Human thought patterns are a fascinating subject because as much as we spend our lives thinking, we still understand relatively little about the process. In this essay I explore thought and the patterns that develop as biological processes, and the nature of ‘intelligence’ within this structure. I would like to preface this analysis by admitting… Continue reading An Analysis of Thought Patterns