Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Valentine’s Day, a History

    Valentine’s Day, a History

    Many years ago I began to research the origins of a ridiculous day of the calendar. Here is what happened… Fluorescent Lighting. Buying Heath a book called “The Superior Person’s Book of Words”. Carpool lanes that require more than 1 person in the car. Plaid. What do all these things have to do with Valentine’s…

  • New Year New You

    New Year New You

    Well it’s that time again. The start of a new year when the regret from the past and the hope for the future collide. Did I get everything done in 2022 that I needed to get done? Did I miss a year-end deadline that I’m going to regret on my taxes? Was there anyone that…

  • What Do We Really Know?

    What Do We Really Know?

    I know quite a bit about my friends. I remember most of their birthdays (some with a bit of help from my calendar reminders); I know the names of their spouses / partners / parents / kids; I know their favourite movies, musical artists, and TV shows. In some cases I know favourite colours, favourite…

  • DSC


    Over the past few months I’ve been fighting off a recurring problem which I think impacts a large number of people. Some of you may also have experienced this issue, and it can impact both your work and home environment. At work it is usually less frequent, but often makes people stop, look around, and…

  • Independence Day

    Independence Day

    Epipremnum aureum. Common names: Pothos, Ceylon creeper, Devil’s Ivy, and many more. Derived from the Latin Vulgate meaning that which grows and spreads like wildfire yet can thrive even in dark closets. This amazing plant has sprung up in every restaurant, airport, hospital, dorm room… everywhere, and the obvious benefits of such a plant are…

  • Words


    As you may know, I’m a huge fan of words. Actually, I’m more than just a fan; I’m an addict. I’m hopelessly, needlessly, obsessively addicted to words. I use them constantly…every day…without pause. Sometimes I think that there’s nothing else I can do but use words. When I wake up in the morning, I use…

  • Music Makes a People

    Music Makes a People

    I originally wrote this in 2003, at a time when it felt like the world was going astray. Now in 2022 we have far surpassed those days and are in uncharted territories of madness and mayhem and muck. And so what is there to do but turn to music to bring us together. I present…

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