March 2, 2019

By CW Brown &  Deb Cote, Edited by Lindsay Gray “Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish [yourself], it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” – Eleanor Brown It is really easy to get exhausted in life during the daily grind of it all. Due to this, it becomes so important that we design our lives to work for us to have the greatest efficiency in terms… Read more

February 23, 2019

by Mark W. Gura, edited by Michelle W. Gura   When should we settle in life? When should we carry on and persevere towards already established goals? When should we chance everything, and go after something entirely new? Is it possible that the way we answer these questions is directly responsible for what our lives look like right now? Could it be that predicting our future is the single most crucial skill that shapes our lives? Look at all the… Read more

February 3, 2019

by A-Hole Philosopher, CW Brown, Mark W. Gura and Rosi Guastella “It’s now very common to hear people say, ‘I’m rather offended by that.’ As if that gives them certain rights. It’s actually nothing more… than a whine. ‘I find that offensive.’ It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. ‘I am offended by that.’ Well, so fucking what.” Stephen Fry   A-hole Philosopher: I have a lot of Christian… Read more

January 12, 2019

By Mark W. Gura, CW Brown,  Rosi Guastella “The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” ― Carl Gustav Jung   A-hole Philosopher: Relationships are not what you think they are. It’s all about hierarchy. Someone has gotta drive the wagon, and the other one has to enjoy the ride. Or at least there must be some sort of healthy balance. But, let’s be honest, when two… Read more

December 29, 2018

By Mark W. Gura, CW Brown,  Rosi Guastella “Most People Are Drowning In Their Delusional Ignorance Without Knowing That Their Suffering Was Created By Themselves.” Jakusho Kwong Roshi. And there I was, at a Christian rock concert, and my cynical-atheist self was feeling “God” (or what religion says God is). Tears were running down my cheeks, total euphoria. This was a psychological phenomenon, re-interpreted by religion to seem supernatural. In reality, I was feeling endorphins, brain chemicals were being ejected… Read more

December 22, 2018

By A-hole Philosopher, Mark W. Gura, CW Brown,  Rosi Guastella “The cemetery is full of indispensable people.” – Winston Churchill A-hole Philosopher: Let’s be honest we pay a lot of money to be buried, but after people are dead they don’t matter anymore–unless they did something that touches future generations. Grieving Family Member: Dude, you’re an a-hole!!! What the hell do you mean? Graveyards are for the living, to show our love and respect. The dead should be honored.  … Read more

December 16, 2018

A New Existential Reality  Guest post by Daniel Reynoso “The Eternal Hourglass of Existence is Turned Upside Down Again and Again, and You with it, A Speck of Dust.”  Nietzsche Nietzsche believed that the death of God—that is, the existential loss of faith at the heart of the modern methods of philosophy and science—necessarily implied the loss of all absolute points of reference in the realms of knowledge and morality. He recognized that this was not fully understood in his day, even… Read more

December 9, 2018

By A-hole Philosopher, Mark W. Gura, CW Brown,  Rosi Guastella “Is it selfish not to have kids? Does the world need more people?” – A-hole Philosopher     A-hole Philosopher: You are NOT selfish when you don’t have children and you are not a saint if you do have children. This is why I’m childfree. Parent: WTH! What do you mean? A-hole Philosopher: Parents so often act as if they are selfless. Is it still selfless if children are biochemical… Read more

November 13, 2018

By Mark W. Gura & CW Brown “What is history, but a fable agreed upon?” Napoleon Bonaparte Imagine one day living in a village that worships Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent who created humans. You’re surrounded by an Aztec society that’s thousands of years old, your culture, your country, your family and friends all believe that the Aztec gods rule the universe and that sacrifices must be made on their behalf to please your family’s god. All seems solid, stable and… Read more

November 4, 2018

By CW Brown “The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”  Barack Obama Why do we do what we do? For me, it is a combination of many things, but one thing that sticks out is the need to help people. Above all,… Read more

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