An Old Tale for a Young Heart

This story revolves around a little village in times past that rested peacefully on the side of a great mountain. Normally, the town would be of little note, and no scholar, no matter how studious, would find its name amongst all the annals of history. Yet it is the stories forgotten by history and remembered…

On Crossing the Street

Ever since I was a little boy, my parents trained me quite vigorously to look both ways before crossing the street.  I agree that when we become men and women, we must put childish ways behind us, but to this childish practice I have clung most tightly.  When I became old enough to drive, I…

Psalm

O Lord, my God! How great are thy deliverances! You lead me to water, and my thirst is relieved, My body is nourished, and life abounds. But my flesh desires the honey of this world- The nectar taken in the night as a thief. Its sweet tastes lead me to gluttony, and I revel in…

To Speak with an Agnostic

I suppose one of the biggest difficulties encountered when speaking with an agnostic about the higher things, such as ethics and God, is understanding exactly with what one speaks.  It may even be in question if the self-proclaimed agnostic himself knows; all that is clear to him is that he does not know.  Of course,…

Of Truth, Meaning, and Other Fun Things

I cannot help but see the modern world contains the terrible tragedy of getting psychology and philosophy quite mixed up.  While it is true that we can never assuredly get outside of our own minds, it is quite another thing to say there is nothing outside of our own minds.  I suppose the spirit of…

Portfolio//External Worlds

1. Since the phenomena of The Matrix, the possibility of a machine simulating the world we know and all our sensory experience is a fun and popular concept to consider. While we take it lightly, it does present a problem when we seriously consider, how can we know this is the actual world we are…