Out Of The OUGHTism Box

We emerge from childhood into young adulthood as love and attention cripples. Most of us were told our entire childhoods what to do, when to do it, and how to do it. We end up with an emotional framework that leaves us seeking relationships, groups, and institutions to hook up to and feed off of. […]

Principles of Harm Reduction

(The following is a write-up from the Harm Reduction Coalition’s website. Harm Reduction is making big waves in substance abuse policy and it represents a ‘next step’ in comparison to the faith-based and punishment-based means of addressing substance abuse. The Principles of Harm Reduction write-up closely matches my perspective on political action, from my standpoint […]

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The Warrior-Philosopher’s Manifesto

From my point of view, there are two ways of making value judgments: -comparing things to absolute truth and how things ought to be -comparing things to how things are today, reality as it stands   How should things be? I’ll approximate it as best I can. Given that it is morally wrong to initiate […]

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Therapy: An Investment

Recently I have been thinking about saving for retirement and I went and toyed around with a Roth IRA calculator (available here Generally speaking, a Roth IRA is an individual retirement account containing investments in securities, usually common stocks and bonds, that is generally not taxed under US law. You can put up to […]

Captain Aubrey’s Example

One of my very favorite films is Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. It was released in November of 2003. I had the privilege of seeing it for free as I worked at a movie theater at the time. The film stands out as exceptional to me because of the integrity of […]