The Cramp

Have you ever had a cramp? It is an exquisitely painful, suddenly experienced contraction and hardening of a muscle or muscle group. From what I learned online, the precise mechanism by which it comes about is not yet fully understood. I feel fairly confident, however, that it is often caused by tissue acting out to… Continue reading The Cramp

The Tragedy of Is vs. Ought

As an alternative title I was thinking of “The Is and Ought of Tragedy,” since it seems to me that the relationship is, well, tragic in both directions. I cannot be too sure about this, but I intuitively perceive that the source of much of the tragedy humans experience lies in our mental misconception of… Continue reading The Tragedy of Is vs. Ought

Life and Evil

Despite the fact that my thoughts on this topic haven’t coalesced into anything resembling a narrative, I decided to offer them in the form of a bullet list — mostly as a tool to get them “out” so I can come back to them later, and check them out after the fog has lifted some… Continue reading Life and Evil