“I sometimes despair of getting any thing quite simple and honest done in this world by the help of men. They would have to be passed through a powerful press first, to squeeze their old notions out of them, so that they would not soon get upon their legs again, and then there would be some one in the company with a maggot in his head, hatched from an egg deposited there nobody knows when, for not even fire kills these things, and you would have lost your labor.”

by Henry D. Thoreau

Originally from Colorado, I am now a student in the Florida State University Philosophy PhD program.

My interests are various, and this blog will likely reflect many of them: philosophy, science and politics; my thoughts and comments on the relationship between the above; my responses to the views of others on the above; my infatuation with bicycles, mountains and forests and my desire to try new things — once; my thoughts on films and books; snarky and bitchy comments on just about anything.

A note on the tone of this blog: in school I have plenty of chances to be reasonable, measured and precise, and few to be unreasonable, reckless and intellectually irresponsible — at least opportunities that don’t involve hangovers the next day. While I will deal with real, concrete issues and topics on this blog, I see no reason to maintain an academic tone while doing so. There already exist venues for that kind of civilized discussion. It should go without saying that this explains why this blog is (putatively) anonymous.

But the real reason for this blog is to give me an excuse to procrastinate. I’m in grad school, after all, and I should be reading right now.