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January 2014

Why organized religion is the antithesis of faith

religion (noun) : an organized system of beliefs, ceremonies, and rules used to worship a god or a group of gods. organized (adjective) : arranged into a formal group with leaders and with rules for doing or planning things. faith (noun) : belief in the existence of god; strong religious …

Color, part one

There’s a lot to say about color. Color forms a major part of my perceptual universe. I’m not suggesting that I’m unique in this—humans are predisposed to focus on sight out of all of our sense, and color is one of the key elements of sight. If we used color …

Five things to know about me

I’ve been trying to think of how I would summarize myself if I had five points to make, and they had to be about who I am and help in understanding me. While I really enjoy spending time out with friends I also love quiet time at home with a …

When I feared the dark

Far far back, beyond recorded history, back into the earliest days of our species, back before we emerged as something recognizably “us”, our ancestors feared the dark. It isn’t hard to understand why. The night was when we were hunted. Masked by the shadows, creatures mighty of tooth and claw …