Category: Philosophical

Fight the Good Fight
10/09/2020

There are moments, these days, that I don’t understand where I can go to get the energy and motivation to stay open to world developments on so many different fronts. It’s dizzying. So much is going wrong or threatens to go wrong in the world, that I find myself growing despondent and longing to close my world down to that tiny bit I can understand and control. To begin with a truly elusive adversary: the COVID-19 pandemic. To be honest,...

Algorithms and Us
19/03/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated our social lives and has forced people to seek comfort, affection, and freedom from boredom via social media. Is this true or is it something that Facebook would like us to believe? Actually, the truth is a lot more complicated. There’s a proverb, attributed to the Cherokee, that often appears on memes. It tells of two wolves who are always fighting. One is darkness and despair, the other is light and hope....