A Day for Builders

Today is Friday the 13th. In October. If I were still in second grade there would be decorations all over my classroom. Black cats made from paper cutouts would adorn desks and chalk boards. My teacher would have placed a ladder in front of the doorway, forcing us all to walk under, and, potentially incur […]

In The Beginning

Maybe it’s just the time of year. Or maybe it’s the fact that it’s a rainy (nearly) fall day and I have spent the last week poring over graph paper, trying to design the future landscape of our back yard. There are many oscillating tendencies I have displayed throughout my life. Perhaps the most influential, […]

Railroad Ed

Unless you live in Terre Haute, if you were to drive down 7th street you would not be impressed. You might look out your car window and think, “Some of these houses were beautiful at one point.” And you would be right. Like many older cities that relied heavily on industry, think small towns in […]

It’s Been Such A Long Time

It feels like it’s been a long time since I posted anything. I’m sure you’ve all been wringing your hands, wondering what the deal is. After all, there is a really high demand for mediocre writing on the internet these days, am I right? Seriously though, I can’t get into all the stuff that’s been […]

Hate Leads to Suffering

If fear leads to anger, and anger leads to hate, then hate most certainly leads to suffering. For everyone involved. For the one holding onto their hate, most of all. In my second post of this three-part thought train, I discussed how anger leads to hate, and how anger is an evolved manifestation of fear. […]

Anger Leads to Hate

If fear leads to anger, then it makes sense that anger leads to hate. It is, after all, a more intense version of anger. But if you look up “anger” in a thesaurus, “hate” does not show up as a synonym. The two words have subtly different definitions. Anger is defined as a strong feeling […]

Fear Leads to Anger

I’ve spent a lot of my life with my head in the clouds. Most of my childhood was filled with sci-fi books, video games and board games that no one else would ever play. I grew up in a religious household, but spent my days surrounded by friends whose parents were academics. It made it […]