Some Bitcoin Thoughts

I posted the below on Facebook last night, but then a few friends encouraged me to post this to here as well. These thoughts were off the top of my head so not super researched, but as I say below, I think they are broadly true at least in outline. (P.S. Next post on The ...

The God Delusion: Chapters 1 & 2 1

In my last post, I set the stage for discussing The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. I’m planning to take two chapters at a time (out of ten), and then once I’ve finished, if there are any remaining topics or interesting discussion in the comments, I might write another blog post on anything that still ...

On Bias 4

Hi there. It’s been a while since I’ve done a philosophical post, but all the more reason to jump back in! After my debate with Manny, and subsequent reading of the book he recommended, Bart Ehrman’s How Jesus Became God, I’ve been on a bit of a theism vs atheism kick, and decided to read probably ...

The Last Man on Earth: A Review 2

One of my top “happy places” in this life is when I’m sitting around a table at Manuel’s Tavern in Atlanta with my family and close friends and having a deep, highly opinionated discussion about a movie or a TV show. It doesn’t hurt that my sister and brother-in-law both work in the film industry, which ...

The Great “Offended” Debate 2

The Great
The notion of “being offended” is something that is talked a lot about these days. There seems to be a large group of people who are always getting offended by things and then conversely an equally large group of people who say the first group needs to just chill out. Often to humorous effect, the ...

Vampire Weekend – Taxi Cab

  My cover of Vampire Week – Taxi Cab. Been working on this one a looong time. This is the first time I’ve tried singing with my playing in a video, so hopefully my vocals are serviceable. You can download sheet music for my arrangement here.

How To Really Listen To Someone – Like Really 3

I once read that people with my Myers–Briggs personality type (INTJ, though sometimes I register as an E) always think that they’re right. They forgot to mention that there is one of us who actually is — me. (Just kidding) But this fact about my personality type has always sort of haunted me, mainly because ...

An Untitled Movie Theme

I came up with this really sentimental-sounding theme that seems like it could be used as a movie theme. I didn’t really want to take the time to fully compose it (read: lazy), so I just improv’d around the basic idea I was going for.

Being grateful without being in denial 4

The Problem In the past year I’ve seen multiple articles posted on social media about the importance of having gratitude if you want to be happy. Most self-help books would probably say the exact same thing; after all, it really seems obvious that gratitude is important for happiness. At the same time, for me and ...

Why I Believe

I wrote a while back on my experiences with doubt. After getting some feedback from that post, I figure it’s best that I quickly summarize where I am now in my beliefs. The funny thing looking back on the matter is that I was probably deepest in doubt before I really started to investigate the relevant issues. ...