A while back I did some Googling to find out whether someone out there had written a book similar to mine, and in my research I came across Charles Johnson's novel, Faith and The Good Thing. Too good to be true. He too makes use of the most powerful centerpieces in Plato's works: The Allegory of the … Continue reading The Challenges in Writing a Philosophical Novel
Geordie got to visit Santa Claus this year...he looks a bit skeptical here, but I think I'll convince him in the end. ("Of course this 22 year old kid isn't the real Santa Claus, but he's working for Santa. Santa's busy with your presents right now.") The weather forecast says we'll get snow on the mountain tomorrow, … Continue reading Happy Holidays!
And it did. Maybe we shouldn't be happy that California and other states have legalized marijuana. At this point, we need every last brain cell just to carry on. And we have not only Trump to consider, but also the major Republican win all over the map. Who will check Trump? Where's the balance? I get … Continue reading It Can Happen Here
You have no time to read. I'll keep it simple. A Lunar Eclipse: For Couples (or if you're going solo, get creative) The sun. If you have a dog, include dog. Make some sort of sun out of whatever you have on hand. Panty hose make for a nice impromptu stretchy material to attach the … Continue reading Halloween Costumes for The Procrastinators, The Couples, and/or The Underly-Ambitious Yet Self-Satisfied DIYers
I'm working on a project with Andreas (you may know him as "Nannus") to translate Frege's "On the Scientific Justification of a Concept Script," which is funny since I don't know much about Frege—close to nothing—and I don't speak German. Nannus, however, is a native German speaker with a strong grasp of English and logic, … Continue reading Translating in the Dark