Mysterious Cicero Dialogue

(In looking through some boxes in my basement, I came across the following, written out in longhand.  While its origins are not clear,  it is abundantly clear that I was both having fun and taking myself very seriously when I wrote this.  Also, it’s pretty freaking awesome.  Enjoy!) Continue reading

The Myth of Choice: Book Review

We all believe we have the freedom to make choices.  Our diplomatic and legal systems are founded on that presumption; whole systems of religion and philosophy rely on the concept.  But what if our ability to choose is not completely within our control?  What if there are no real choices?  What if we aren’t as free as we think we are?  These are some of the questions contemplated by Kent Greenfield’s The Myth of Choice. Continue reading