Short Story: The Room

The Room made everyone feel safe. The warmth from the fire swept out and covered us like a thick mink; completely separating us from the winter outside. Occasionally the fire would become too much and someone would crack a window or door, the chill breeze brought a collective sigh of relief and immense gratitude for... Continue Reading →

On Why We Shouldn’t Ban Hate Speech

Hearing someone espousing racist or bigoted ideas is a horrible experience. It makes us cringe and want to “educate” that person and I sympathise with people who would ban this type of speech under the banner of “hate speech”. The problem I have is that I want to know who holds these ideas so that... Continue Reading →

We Are Nothing But Our Memories

Without memory a person cannot act like the person they consistently seem to be. Our actions are anchored in our past experiences that are in our memory. There is no I, no Sam, that is consistently carried from one moment to next or from childhood to adulthood. There is an idea of Sam that is based on the memories and... Continue Reading →

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