I have already written on the joys of cleaning house and how less is more when it comes to possessions. But possessions aren't limited to the physical realm. Your digital files - documents, emails, music libraries, photos, etc. - share many features with property, especially as regards the need to keep them well organized and... Read More
1. Long Live Death! Why is everyone so afraid of death? Granted, it is directly opposed to our instinct of self-preservation; but in reality, our intellect should recognize it as the road to the ultimate freedom - a world free of boxes, restrictions, the prison of existence itself. As the Japanese saying goes, "while duty... Read More
Consequent to my post Categorizing the Russia Debate and the lively debate it spawned, it occurred to me that much of Russia's tortured and intriguing history could be rationalized as a self-reinforcing loop within a belief matrix. This can even be extended further to many other societies - I will also have similar posts up... Read More
The sea billows in its elemental rage and snow-capped mountains loom above the thick fog ahead. A schooner and dinghy flounder in a fury of air and water, forlorn and forsaken. Sailors can be made out on the two ships, frantic atoms against a backdrop of deadly beauty. Insignificant, they stand out. After all, the... Read More
I am a blogger, thinker, and businessman in the SF Bay Area. I’m originally from Russia, spent many years in Britain, and studied at U.C. Berkeley.
One of my tenets is that ideologies tend to suck. As such, I hesitate about attaching labels to myself. That said, if it’s really necessary, I suppose “liberal-conservative neoreactionary” would be close enough.
Though I consider myself part of the Orthodox Church, my philosophy and spiritual views are more influenced by digital physics, Gnosticism, and Russian cosmism than anything specifically Judeo-Christian.