philosophy

The Loathsome Presence of an Unmutual

After a period of consideration, I recently shut down my account on Facebook. I’ve been experiencing a¬†growing sense of unease over social media, especially since I started reading Jacob Silverman’s Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection. My spouse recommended it to me after she’d read it and subsequently abandoned most […]



Seth Godin on NPR’s “On Being”

(Originally posted on Blogger site.) I subscribe to the podcast for On Being, a great show on NPR that deals with all sorts of abstract and philosophical questions. This week, I heard a very interesting interview with guest Seth Godin. You can hear the broadcast version of interview here: Seth Godin / On Being. (For […]



Mission Control

(Originally posted on Blogger site.) I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the idea of mission statements and how they could relate to what I’m trying to do as a writer/creative artist/person. I mean this in the grand sense — what I have in mind as a long-term ambition for the work I produce, and […]