Welcome to my blog! Thanks for stopping by. Here you will find the rantings and ravings of a middle-aged single man on subjects that are near and dear to my heart - mainly philosophy, geography, and music. I hope you find something worthwhile. Just click on one of the topics above or a featured post below to get started. Enjoy your visit!

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Land Use Planning as Energy Policy

Much of the recent┬ádiscourse regarding U.S. energy policy has focused on one of two approaches: 1) increasing oil supply/production (e.g., via increased offshore drilling), and 2) investing in technology to provide alternative energy sources (e.g. biofuels) and improve fuel efficiency (e.g., more hybrid cars). While both are worthwhile pursuits, they are not, in my opinion, […]

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On Race, Gender, and the Freedom to Choose

SOCIETY AS A MUTABLE SOCIAL CONTRACT Human society is, in large part, a complex set (including numerous subsets) of socially negotiated restrictions on individual liberty, designed mainly to facilitate collective action. It is the reason why none of us enjoy complete freedom. It is also the reason for the existence of marvelous complex human endeavors […]

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DJ D-Skillz’s Philosophy of the Art of DJing

INTRODUCTION Everybody loves the DJ. He’s the man with all the tunes, and he’s playing your favorite song. He’s in control. He’s a trendsetter. He’s also a big tech nerd, a hoarder, and probably an introvert. He’s the first one at the party and the last one to leave. This essay takes you inside the […]

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