Why are we attracted to people? Romantically? Platonic attraction? We sense something that we really like. We want that quality and want to be around that person because of it. Yet, relationships frequently fail. Do we ever actually obtain the qualities that we desire in others? It depends...

In my last post on dialogue, I left a few questions open for discussion and further review: "There's much more to the matter: what else do we desire from conversation? Why are we often afraid of it? Why do we feel high after meaningful conversation?" I wrote...

The ease with which we forget our own effectiveness is underwhelmingly overwhelming. For some reason, there's an innate ability in humans to overlook the effects we have on the people around us. It's probably rooted in our genetics: if something doesn't have an immediate effect on...

From the Dialogue on dialogue hierarchy: What is it about conversation that we desire so deeply? There's a hierarchy in most discussions that is surpassable. That's what's brilliant, the option of rising and falling throughout a (group) discussion from simple bystander and listener, to active participant, to sweeping soliloquist. There's...

Our world is so similar to a kaleidoscope. We are looking and things are constantly changing, with moments of shape shifting dispersed between moments of clarity. Seeing the shapes seems to be the goal because as children it's the only thing we understood. Everything between is...

Here's this new thing where I play a song and write as long as it's playing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS4XM2cS_Bs   Catching a snooping thought just as it starts it's slope downhill.. it's heroic, it's feeding the poor, it's running across the country or donating your life's savings to charity. Slowing...

Pleasure has taken a sinful tint, sometime in the past few centuries. Perhaps it has to do with the whole sinful movement to begin with, but I'm not here to preach to the preachers, I'm here to redefine pleasure.  In the english language, it almost always brings...

I get it, there are plenty of people out there who are kind, respectful, agreeable, and overall incredibly underwhelming. We have enough people like that in this world. In some parts of the world it's those who are too polite to voice their opinions, or when they...

Exploration isn't just a hobby, it's a purpose filled process. It's the means by which we reach the end goal. As children we are taught to methodically and calmly reach our goals. Usually these goals are revolving around education or sports. Rarely are we given the...

There are escape artists, and there are arrival artists. "To be in a constant state of arrival while always departing," that's the trick, I heard it said once. I want the visceral, gripping experiences in my life that show me something more real than what is right...