Things We “Shouldn’t Talk About” – Immigration, Media & Politics

“It would be irresponsible to avoid the issue just because it’s uncomfortable to talk about.” — Al Franken Last week Trump confused a lot of people, myself included, by insinuating that something awful had happened in Sweden the day before. Was it a terrorist attack? Nope, nothing really remarkable happened. Later he clarified that his statement was referring […]

Building A Life From Zero In Your 30’s – It Ain’t Easy, But It Can Be Done

This question came to me a while ago: “I’m in my 30’s and have accomplished nada, due to spending the majority of my adult life addicted to drugs, which prevented me from doing anything that required keeping to a schedule (school, work, etc.). I’ve been clean a few yrs, but I’m basically where I was […]

Faces Of Evil? – Pictures Can Be Black & White, Reality Isn’t

“It is easy to ignore responsibility when one is only an intermediate link in a chain of action.” — Stanley Milgram While it would be easy to look at the pictures of Auschwitz guards (released by Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance) and write the people off as monsters and psychopaths, it’s far harder to imagine yourself as being […]

Looking Ahead – My Plans For 2017

“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” — Lao Tzu We’re a couple of days into the new year, and with it comes goals, hopes, and promises for the future. Here’s what I’m aiming for: Finish up the online courses in AP Psychology at University of British Columbia I’m taking. Take the […]

Best Books Of 2016 – Recommended Reading To Make 2017 Better

“It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life.” — Victor Hugo With only a few days left of 2016 I’m going to give you the best reads I’ve had this year. I will focus mainly on non-fiction books released in 2016. There are a couple of older ones that can help explain […]