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Nihilisms New God

  I. The meta-narrative of contemporary Western culture is nihilism, and its maxim is this: we come from nothing and are heading towards oblivion. This truism is evident when one reflects on what we pursue as objects of ultimate value. … Continue reading

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Made Me Smile #1

I. A beautiful image yesterday: an elderly man walking his granddaughter home from primary school. He was carrying her bag and had made her fairy bread as an after school treat. She was singing a made-up melody with the abandon … Continue reading

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Lonely Airport on a Sunday Night

I was waiting alone in Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport late one Sunday evening in September, 2015. The terminal was far quieter than usual, with my fellow passengers spread sparsely instead of in the big clusters common in peak times. I had … Continue reading

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Aphorisms and Reflections #1

I. What’s so good about being ‘efficient’ anyway? Sure, it saves money and time, but is not the natural end-goal of ‘efficiency’ the elimination of the human? II. The only form of activism that really counts is that which takes … Continue reading

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Wonder, Humility and Knowledge

I often find myself overwhelmed by the instantaneous nature of information. With a few clicks I can find out some cursory knowledge about almost anything in the world. Broad concepts are distilled down into pithy sentences. An authors life’s work … Continue reading

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The Unabomber: Between Sympathy and Condemnation

I have recently enjoyed watching Netflix’s mini-series Manhunt, which details the life and crimes of Ted Kaczynski- better known as the infamous Unabomber. Although already familiar with Kaczynski’s reign of terror, I found the emphasis this series placed on the … Continue reading

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