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Blogtober: Introvert fears

It is nearing Halloween and I have done a few good Halloween posts and now it is time for... Introvert Fears!!! Public speaking. I remember this from school. My hands would shake like crazy and I would speak really, really fast. Until I figured out a trick. I realized most people are not even listening.… Continue reading Blogtober: Introvert fears

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Blogtober: Things you fear

  We all have fears. Small, minor and major. Large bugs. A normal bug like a beetle is cool, man, just cool. A massive beetle not cool. That is why I lived in the frozen tundra of Canada. And not in Australia where the spiders are bigger than me... that isn't cool, man. Wasps. Wasps… Continue reading Blogtober: Things you fear

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Blogtober: How to be your authentic self

So I was procrastinating on writing, like I tend to do, and came across an article (that I would quote by it has been sucked into the vortex of Facebook) about how our society praises finding that one job you are passionate about. And not in diversifying interests. So if you have a lot of… Continue reading Blogtober: How to be your authentic self

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Are you sure you’re not a fictional character?

You're so awesome; are you sure you're not a fictional character? This is the most common question I get asked. I know, I exude awesomeness. And it seems like that sort of awesomeness couldn't exist in the real world. But it does. Okay, maybe people never point out my awesomeness or speculate on my realness.… Continue reading Are you sure you’re not a fictional character?

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Intelligence and belief

Why do we believe weird things? As smart as we can be, why do we believe weird things? I am reminded of Michael Shermer’s view, when he’s asked why smart people believe weird things, like creationism, ghosts and (as with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) fairies: “Smart people are very good at rationalizing things they came… Continue reading Intelligence and belief