Monthly Archives: August 2014

Melancholy – A Dissertation

Melancholy. Some people make it through their entire lives without being touched too severely by its inky fingers, dipping into the stillest of waters and turning the whole ocean black and convincing the sailors it has always been that color. … Continue reading

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Blogging on Tour: How I Write What I Write

Gosh, I got invited to be a part of this blog tour almost a month ago by the lovely M.M Jordahl and have been a total loser about actually doing my bit. She said some super nice things about me … Continue reading

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Experience and Actuality: Voltaire’s Criticism of Armchair Philosophers (Part 1 of 3)

The movement of the Enlightenment was rooted in reason. The two concepts, that of enlightenment and rational thinking, had to be linked together, for without reason the sort of reforms the philosophers of the Enlightenment were striving for would be … Continue reading

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Horsemen

  Photo via Flickr by subcircle   I wrote this piece several years ago, when I was an undergraduate at the University of Washington. At the time, my father had successfully beat back Leukemia and I wrote the below as … Continue reading

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Father’s Hands

What I remember most about my father is his hands. Large and tan, the backs covered in a fine forest of smooth black hair, they wiped away my tears, washed my hair, edited my papers, and made my dinners. In … Continue reading

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Blog Hiatus

Hi all – I realized yesterday that I hadn’t posted on this site in several days and wasn’t sure how many of you heard through alternate sources: On July 26th, in the early hours of the morning, my father, Dr. … Continue reading

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