Items of Interest Category

Hipsters (Or, How I Learned to Embrace Epicurus)

There’s a lot of stuff on the Internet bashing the hipster culture, but I think I’ve got it nailed. From a distance, I am a hipster. I’m comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt with a pop culture reference. I’ve worn glasses since 9th grade, square cut frames because I don’t look so good in round/frameless. […]

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Items of Interest: Ep. 17

Humans like patterns. We like to think that things repeat, and we love to feel clever. There are quite a few wonderful things that have come out of this idea. Writing. Science. Mathematics. These things are supposed to help us identify the patterns of the universe and make us feel special and clever. Then, things […]

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Items of Interest: Ep. 16

Phew. That was a close one. I almost didn’t find anything that I was interested in this week. It’s been rough. But, enough about my mental instability. Items of Interest: Ep. 16 The Power of Three. Or, Rule of Four. Find a need, fill a need. You’re all familiar with the four humors, right? Okay, […]

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Items of Interest: Ep. 15

For the introvert, we sometimes think that, if it were possible, we could go out to the middle of nowhere and stay forever. If only we establish that precedent of self-sufficiency, we could rule our own piece of the planet. No need to hope anymore. Turn fantasy into reality. Items of Interest: Ep. 15 Micronations […]

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Items of Interest: Ep. 14

Mind the gap. No, not the warning in the Underground. I’m talking about the generation gap. That’s right. Here it comes: Items of Interest: Ep. 14 Generation C, the DIY Generation Generation C is not your typical generation. It’s not defined by dates, birth year,¬†decades. The “C” stands for Content.¬† This phenomenon captures the avalanche […]

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