Monthly Archives: September 2014

Casting a Ballot with a Clear Conscience (Part 1 of 2)

Most people have seen or been a target of programs attempting to promote voter turnout. “Rock the Vote”, one of the better known voter turnout organizations, attempts to encourage the younger generation to register and cast their ballots for presidential … Continue reading

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Questioning

How can heaven be so great when we’re still here? It was a blasphemous thought that had haunted Benedict since the day his mother passed. He refused to speak it aloud; not on the day it had happened, not when … Continue reading

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Lost in the Flood

Her books floated away on the flood water like the boats of some miniature race, seeking safer shores and greener pastures to call home. Standing on the roof of her house, Alice watched them go, the tears which dripped off … Continue reading

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Science and Myth

Icarus stood on top of his apartment building, putting the final touches on his newest wing mock-ups. The last five designs had been overwhelming failures – the fifth had landed him in traction for six months. He didn’t mind though … Continue reading

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

Yet, after putting the full hypocrisy of humanity on display, after chastising the armchair philosophers of his time, Voltaire offers a path of hope to those who wish, much like Candide does, to find a way to go through this … Continue reading

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Watch and Learn

The empty briefcase thumped hollowly against her stockinged legs. She weaved her way down the crowded city streets, passing between people like water between rocks. She stopped suddenly outside of the high-rise doors, backtracking several steps. Her long silver nails … Continue reading

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Experience and Actuality: Voltaire’s Criticism of Armchair Philosophers (Part 2 of 3)

However, Pangloss’ theories are more than just the silly, faulty reasonings of a man who thinks he’s right; they’re dangerous. It is with this belief, that this is the best of all possible worlds and that all things are for … Continue reading

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