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In Defense of the Tough Guy

If you spend any amount of time with hardcore kids, especially vegan or politically active ones, you’ll hear the phrase “tough guy” thrown around a lot. If you aren’t at least somewhat involved in the hardcore punk scene, this might be somewhat confusing, partly because it might not necessarily be clear who these tough guys […]

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 […]