Tag Archives: philosophy

Friday Fun Link – Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies

Designed to encourage lateral thinking and break creative logjams, Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies might help you through some of the problems you’re facing.

“When you’re born in this world, you’re given a ticket to the freak show. When you’re born in the US, you get a front row seat.”

God, I love George Carlin…

Music Monday – “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/Why?/I made that bitch famous/Goddamn, I made that bitch famous.”

Kanye West recently released a provocative, controversial video featuring wax versions of numerous famous people who are connected to him in one way or another, all lying in a bed together naked. The slow pans of the various naked wax figures plus the viewer’s knowledge of the various interactions West has had with each of […]

The Importance of Being Skeptical

One of the things I pride myself on is being skeptical. Although people sometimes confuse terms, skepticism does not mean “cynical” and it doesn’t mean “being an asshole”. A true cynic distrusts everything new they see or hear, they’re intolerant to new ideas, and they’re pessimistic about everything. They’re not skeptics. That’s a positive trait. […]

The Moral Bucket List: Resume Values vs. Eulogy Values

ABOUT once a month I run across a person who radiates an inner light. These people can be in any walk of life. They seem deeply good. They listen well. They make you feel funny and valued. You often catch them looking after other people and as they do so their laugh is musical and […]

Secular Sunday – The Joy of Celebrating A Godless Christmas

At my library branch, we’ve had lots of interesting conversations around the “Happy Holidays/Merry Christmas” dichotomy that always happens at this time of year in western society. We talked about how to balance the library’s responsibility to be inclusive and respectful of all faiths, cultures and beliefs but also how Christmas is the holiday most […]

One Month ‘Til Christmas!

May your resident librarian recommend a book to help you pass the next few weeks? 😉

Secular Sunday – God Responds to Aurora Shootings

This was a comment posted in response to a Christian minister’s CNN article explaining where god was during the Aurora shootings…

Some Random Thoughts on /gasp/ PORN! at @officialRPL #yqr

(I don’t usually do disclaimers on my posts but since I work for Regina Public Library and this is a controversial topic for a lot of people, I’ll start off by mentioning that what follows are my personal opinions only and do not reflect those of RPL or anyone else who works at RPL…although given […]

Secular Sunday – At What Point Does This Become Blasphemous?