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The hijacking of Sex

July 26, 2012

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I recently finished reading “the happy hooker” by Xaviera Hollander. While it would be a stretch to say that it was a good book, it was definitely interesting and got me thinking about sexuality. It occurred to me in particular that public ideas on sex are heavily skewed towards the views of a few small […]

Your Mind and Drugs

June 11, 2012

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[edit: maybe not as clear as I intended, but when I say “drugs” that includes alcohol] Following from my experience in Christiania, I thought I’d share some of my thoughts on drug use, given its prevalence in what for the sake of brevity I will call “hippie” circles. I am something of a worshiper of […]

The Danger of Ideologies

May 2, 2012

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I am against Ideologies. What ideologies, some might ask. All of them, I reply. But how could you be against ideologies while being an environmentalist? How does that work? Well, I’m glad you asked… I am opposed to “Ideologies with a capital I”. Communism, Capitalism, Zionism, Christianity… essentially all dogma. Let’s be clear: that doesn’t […]

The day gay marriage is legalized, nothing will change. And that’s what its opponents are afraid of.

March 5, 2012

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I was trying to figure out why people get so upset about gay marriage. After all, it has absolutely no effect on the lives of non-gays. Zero. It is, practically speaking, a change in legal formalities giving people certain rights and responsibilities. So why do people get so worked up considering that the day gay […]

Ethics in Context

March 27, 2011

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Ethics in Context Once upon a time, I studied ethical philosophy. As any undergrad philosophy student should be able to tell you, there are two dominant schools of thought in ethics – utilitarianism and deontology, embodied by the philosophical giants J.S. Mill and Kant. There are of course unlimited variations on these (more or less […]

Silence, disorder, isolation, and humanity

January 16, 2011

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Sitting in the train station waiting room. The people here are quiet, they read or listen to music. Each in their own bubble. It makes me think of the tension between the private/personal sphere – that protects the individuals’ right to be without being bothered by others actions, and the noise and disruption required by […]

Notes from tomorrow

December 29, 2010

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From now on all short story posts will go up on the rather well thought out Convozine. So here’s the first: Notes from Tomorrow (Could also be: life on loop) Tell me what you think!