Category Archives: Personal

A Right To Happiness

We thus advance towards a state of society in which not only each man but every impulse in each man claims carte blanche. And then, though our technological skill may help us survive a little longer, our civilization will have … Continue reading

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Mistaken Self-Importance

I recently read Fooled By Randomness which was the first book in what became Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s Incerto. I am eagerly anticipating his new book which comes out next month and if you do actually read here, you will know I’m … Continue reading

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Goals Set, Goals Accomplished & Goals for 2018

As the title suggests, I’m back once again with an update on my progress from this year and my goals for the new year. As with last year, there has certainly been success but also a few failures. Overall though, … Continue reading

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TMNT & Masculinity

It is normal or at least it was normal years ago to expect the worst of Hollywood treatments of popular comic books, children’s cartoons and video games. And with the exception of the latter, this is not as true as … Continue reading

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The Abyss of Ignorance

I’m sure that I’m far from alone in having dwelt on my own ignorance. These occasional musings into the limits of my knowledge are similar to those moments when you contemplate your own mortality. It is an old cliche that … Continue reading

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Christianity & Contraception

One pledge I made for Lent is that I would attempt to write this defence of the Catholic teaching on contraception as well as an account of why I returned to Christ. The latter will hopefully be done by the end … Continue reading

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The Problem of Play

When I first began writing regularly on this blog a little over a year ago, I never imagined I would write on education as much as I have. It certainly hasn’t been the main topic I’ve dwelt on here, but … Continue reading

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