The Sage and the Six-Year-Old

The following essay was written in the summer of 2013: What are the common characteristics of a sage? The prototypical image of a saint or a sage is often an old man with a beard who speaks in a certain tone, uses specific “spiritual” words, and dresses a certain wardrobe—the “fashion show” as Jiddu Krishnamurti called it. Yet an image …

Lucid Dreams, Art, and the Unconscious

Originally written in the Summer of 2013: I have a quiet relationship with visual art. I love to look at it, but I can never talk about it and I generally avoid group discussions about it. The most I might say is “I like that one” or “These ones are nice.” The best I can do is to gather some …

7 Recommended Blogs for Software Developers

I wrote this post a while ago and I thought I’d rewrite it since I brilliantly deleted the database and SQL file in which I stored it (when you save a SQL file of your old WordPress posts you should know where you saved them and don’t delete them, kids). So having browsed the Interwebs for hundreds of CS and software development …