- Luke Skywalker: A Hero of Peace And Purpose
- Discourse Ethics, and a possible solution to the Paradox of Tolerance
- A game development studio in my house? And other questions.
- Whatever happened to the romantic life? A personal question.
- From whom must civilization be ‘reclaimed’?
- Thinking about Civilization (the computer game) and what it says about Civilization (the human phenomena)
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Author Archives: Brendan
Two days ago, a student told me that because I was born in 1974, therefore I am a member of something called “Generation X”. So yesterday I googled around for a while to find out what that means. In the … Continue reading
I was six, maybe seven years old, and turning the knob on the old Panasonic 12-channel TV, when I saw a field of stars, and a curiously-shaped spacecraft passing among them. A “re-run” (a word I just learned) of a … Continue reading
In December of last year, I bought a house– a nice house, with the perfect location, size, and price for my way of life. And I thought all would be well. The house has good bones, new roof and main-floor … Continue reading
In May of last year I began researching a book about the philosophy of civilization. I’m almost done; but I’m asking for your help. I would like to hear from people who, one way or another, have moved “out” of … Continue reading
In my creative projects, I wear many hats: philosopher, researcher, novelist, musician, game designer. About two years ago, I tried to launch a tabletop RPG based on The Hidden Houses, my urban fantasy novels, using Kickstarter.com to pay for editors … Continue reading
I bought a house. I started house-hunting about a year and a half ago, when it appeared that my job was secure enough, and that I had near-enough money for the downpayment. I didn’t house-hunt with much enthusiasm; the apartment … Continue reading
In May of this year I began work on what will be my ninth philosophy book, and seventeenth book overall. I thought you might like to see Chapter One. As you read it, remember that this is an early draft. … Continue reading
In early November, I asked my Twitter & FB followers: “What is the best way to signal romantic interest in a woman without being a controlling misogynist dudebro?” Here, I’d like to share some of their most common, and most … Continue reading
Early in November, I offered to donate all the November royalties from my novels to Save Our Water, an environmental charity working to protect the watershed of my hometown from corporate exploitation. How did it go? Here’s a screenshot of … Continue reading
I grew up in the village of Elora, Ontario. As a child I knew its trees, flowers, and berry patches, its creatures great and small, and the sharp edges of the river’s stone walls, and I sometimes felt that they … Continue reading