Tag Archives: tl;dr

PS Cast, Childrearing

A few short thoughts about… Hah! Nope. Couldn’t do it. A huge jumbled ramble (Nearly fourty minutes worth) about training children. Childrearing [Strangely Baseline Intro, ends at 3:10] Welcome back to the Paul Spooner Podcast! Today I want to talk about … Continue reading

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Driving Improvements, Nagoya Podcast

So, this is a topic that’s been on my mind for a while. Like, probably since I was about five years old. The way our roads are regulated is silly and wasteful. Fortunately, you’ve got me to point out how … Continue reading

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Biblical Roles of Husbands and Wives

This is a rework of a paper I wrote in Bible School (long before I had any first-hand experience with the topic). My wife asked me to re-write it, and the following is the result. I’ve treated the topic several … Continue reading

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On Speech Checks

This article is written under the assumption that you want to win arguments. If you don’t care about being right and having other people verbally acknowledge it you probably won’t be interested in what follows. Winning an argument is about … Continue reading

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“The Adjustment Bureau”

Review Summary: Good craftsmanship. Bad message. Dumb characters. Anna and I watched “The Adjustment Bureau” a few days ago. A number of friends had said it was “great” and “fun”, so expectations were high. By the end, we were both … Continue reading

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Vertiginous Revelation

Occasionally, we meet with a Midas thought, massive, unexpected, totally transforming. It will transmute the landscape of our thoughts, if we let it. Gold is a poor structural material, however, and this transformation often leads to wholesale collapse. The worlds in our … Continue reading

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Liberty and the Constitution of the United States

Introduction I’ve been reading a lot of Frédéric Bastiat recently. He makes a very strong argument for freedom, government focus on criminal justice, and non-involvement in everything else. I want to believe him, and have been doing some thought exercises to test … Continue reading

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On Death

A few things clicked for me about death. There were several factors that worked together. The first is a conversation I had a few weeks ago (I think with my brother Kevin, but I could be mistaken). We were talking … Continue reading

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Growing and Hunting

So I’ve had this idea in my head for a while, figured I’d get it out there. It’s not as if anyone reads this blog anyway (sorry Dan). Essentially it’s an extended metaphor of diet and desire.  I think the following … Continue reading

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Greater than Myself

There is something about huge objects that is very intimidating. Even if they are totally dead, or even inorganic, the bulk of a thing has a weight in the mind. Why is that? Part of the effect could stem from … Continue reading

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