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And At My Funeral, You Will Sing the Requiem

I think about my own death a lot. Often, though not necessarily always in a way that people would associate with depression. I’ve gone through one genuine suicide attempt and have had a few brushes with death that varied in their seriousness. In addition I have had a lot of close friends, sworn enemies, and […]

Past Year’s Accountability 2010

Tradition is a complicated concept in human society, used often to justify some of our most barbaric and insane actions. It’s often said that the most meaningful and powerful advances in our culture come when people openly flaunt tradition, but it could also be argued that many of our most precious ideas are the culmination […]

Happy Christmas

I get asked a lot why I love Christmas so much if I’m an atheist. Sure, everyone from Dawkins-esque atheists to noncommittal Jews can be caught whistling a carol every now and again as well as buying gifts for their loved ones, but few people approach Christmas with the same level of fervor that I […]

Star Trek is Better Than Star Wars

Being a nerd means that you will inevitably get involved in a lot of esoteric debates which rage on for literally decades. Debates such as Magic the Gathering vs. Warhammer, Starcraft vs. Command and Conquer, Marvel vs. DC, Vampire the Masquerade vs. Werewolf the Apocalypse. These are the battles which define our existence as hopeless […]