Thoughts on Chess

  Chess is an iconic game of the western intellectual. It is simple to learn the rules but very hard to master. Since most people know how to play it but don’t understand the game on a deeper level I thought I would try to explain it. I am a decent player (1580 on chess.com…

The Decline of Honour: Honour as Political Policy

Standards for male honour are generally consistent throughout all cultures. Honour has always been associated with warriors. Battle requires group cohesion and unity for a side to be victorious. A man’s place in the social hierarchy will be based on his abilities compared to his peers. This creates a competitive atmosphere in which each man wants to prove himself so he can earn the most respect. Once the hierarchy has been formed it is generally stable.

SonyMDR-ZX110NA Review

Merry Christmas! I tried to stay up so I could meet Santa and get a picture of his sleigh and reindeer this year. I saved alcoholic beverages specifically for him. I even had non-alcoholic options if he’s concerned about DUI. I ended up falling asleep before he came but when I woke up he brought me some new headphones! I didn’t write him a letter and somehow he knew I wanted a new pair.

The Reserve | Book Discussion

I liked the concept a lot. If this is considered the author’s bad work his other books must be really good. I would rate The Reserve highly partly because I had very low expectations when I started (it was a buck, the cover wasn’t that interesting and I never heard of Russell Banks).

Awesome Musings

Free content isn’t really free since consuming it takes up time and is an opportunity cost. The artist must develop himself such that the experience they provide is worth more than the time it takes to consume it. Any extra value can be monetized and converted to capital. To make money you need to create surplus value.

Discussion about King Warrior Magician Lover

King Warrior Magician Lover has had a profound influence on my thinking about personal development. The premise of the book is that there are 4 archetypes of masculine behavior which are a part of every man’s behavior. Each archetype has shadow forms if it has not properly developed leading to psychological dysfunction. This is one of the simpler and intuitive theory of psychology that I have come across. It does not provide a complete explanation but can give a new perspective to think about becoming the best man you can be.

Why do I blog?

For the same reason a painter paints and a singer sings. For creative expression. I view my blog as a work of art made of the electronic word. I enjoy making posts and expressing my view points. Blogging has certainly been an educational process so far and I am sure it will continue to challenge…

Joe’s Dream

So this is how it ends he thought. In the room a full platoon had their guns fixed on him. The captain’s clothes revealed his rank. He doesn’t fear being sniped Joe thought. He had no choice but to surrender.

My 3 Take Aways From Ender’s Game

Ender’s Game is a medium length novel dealing with the mind set required to excel as a s leader. Ender is trainined from a young age in to become the best commander the earth has ever had. I am not going to review so much so plot spoilers start now. *Spoiler Alert* I really enjoyed…

Joe’s Saturday

“He’s not showing up, he’s too busy cuddling with his princess” says Eli. “Yeah I know, but still, lets give him 5 minutes just in case” reasons Joe.

“Can you believe that guy? Blowing off training for that broad”

“He did well, he deserves to have some fun”

An Evening with Eve

“Not everyday your knight in shining armor comes to rescue you” Eli says to Eve. An sliver of silence answers Eli’s question. “He’s my hero!” Eve beaming at Evan.

Review of The Legend of Heros: Trails in the Sky

If you are a fan of the JRPG genre I would strongly recommend this game. This is one of the best I’ve played and I’ve played a lot of JRPGs.

JRPGs are famous for their excellent music. I think the sound track is one of the most important elements in the genre. It brings the emotions of the dialogue to life and provides a sense of excitement to an otherwise slow paced game. Trails in the Sky has a great sound track