Gregor Samsa awoke one morning in 2020 and discovered his room was full

The pandemic is very Kafkaesque. Amid the turbulence of mask warfare, the lockdown’s existential eruptions and vaccine implosions, the droll antagonisms issuing in the wake of COVID-19’s steamroll campaign over our once idle-minded society, a turbulent inner torment stews within our collective consciousness. People are freaking out and are experiencing online spiritual meltdowns across the…

The Consciousness Particle

There are those walking among us (after some introspection I realize I may be one of those who walk as well) who see consciousness as an existential web. Some people consider consciousness wholly.  That is not novel.  People have contemplated consciousness throughout the breadth of time and have conjured explanations and comprehensions of what this…

Shō ga nai for the modern man

Controversy springs from the oddest places. It springs from the most inopportune places. In 2021, what is archaic Japanese philosophy if not odd and inopportune? Thus, quibbling. An adage I’m fond of, shō ga nai, is particularly Japanese. The translation, literally (as possible, given the meta-nuances and intonational schisms inherent to language’s shaping of the…