Why Abandoned Malls Haunt Me

I have seen much of Seph Lawless’ photographic work of abandoned malls in the United States, and as many times as I’ve seen the images, I’m still fascinated and drawn to their eeriness. … More Why Abandoned Malls Haunt Me

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How Complete Are We When Not Perceived by Others? – Thoughts on a Quote by Jennifer Michael Hecht

It does seem a beautiful notion: that without another to acknowledge us, to share in the struggles of life and explore the very strange landscape that is human existence, we are less. … More How Complete Are We When Not Perceived by Others? – Thoughts on a Quote by Jennifer Michael Hecht

The Lack of Creative Outlets After High School

One of the wonderful aspects about high schools as institutions is that they provide for students opportunities for involvement in something that speaks to their creative nature. As I walk the halls before and after school, I am constantly amazed by the variety of activities I witness – dance, basketball, theater, soccer, band, choir, football, … More The Lack of Creative Outlets After High School

Conditions Necessary for Contemplating What it is to Be Human

I was recently in downtown Los Angeles on a trip with my wife . We had found ourselves in that strange limbo between it being too early to head to the airport but not really having anything else to do. We weren’t terribly hungry but decided to fill our time with food, reasoning that we … More Conditions Necessary for Contemplating What it is to Be Human