Author Archives: C.P.

About C.P.

Collin is a professional writer and scholar. He holds an MA in Philosophy and a BA in English literature. His philosophical work has appeared in print published by Wiley/Blackwell and Open Court. More of his writings, philosophical, literary, comic, and just plain nonsensical are available online. He currently lives in Seattle where he is writing science fiction, dressing up for Cons, and wreaking havoc on his opponents (npcs and tabletop humans alike).

The Tower of London: Ostentatious becomes Mundane, Georgey Fourgey Long May He Drink

Chapter 4 Day 4,  Thu, 9/25, 5AM to 5PM We were all awake between four and five AM. We willed ourselves back to sleep. Our alarms went off to awaken us for an adventure packed day. We slept through them. … Continue reading

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London: Butter Mountains, Helpless Guides, Reusable Coffins

Chapter 3 Day 3, Wed, 9/24 Sleeping, and waking were rough. Willpowers and circadian rhythms battled; everyone lost. We all walked to breakfast at Frank’s Cafe’. Inside, the place was maybe ten feet wide and thirty feet long (about 3.75 meters by 2.921 … Continue reading

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London: Suited Cyclers and The Real Knight Rider

Chapter 2 Day 2, Tues, 9/23, Condition: slowing, fading, jet lag zloozing fovusszzzzzzz Thanks to the miracle of winged aluminum can on fire technology, it’s astonishing that in the time it took you to watch a few movies, you’re in … Continue reading

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Terminal Food and Distraction Proficiency

Chapter 1 Day 1, 9/22/14, Seattle, 5:45 PM, 4718 steps, 2.44 miles, Indoor temp. cold, my God who left the AC on in terminal S. Sarah’s internal two hour food alarm went off. It’s a thing that really happens. Swiss watchmakers … Continue reading

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Baked Beans With Breakfast

Baked Beans with Breakfast: The Journey of an American Family Through England, Wales, and Ireland.

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“Do we realize that when we say ‘I,’ we are talking about something that is vanishing?”

“Do we realize  that we are not what we used to be, nor what we will be, but what we are in the process of being in the present instant? If life is but a dream, we might as well … Continue reading

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Newt Hibernaculum

I’ve been busy studying a newt hibernaculum overseas. That is the best response I’ve devised to any sort of retort about your laziness. Why didn’t you do your homework? Newt hibernaculum. What were you thinking when you only watched episodes … Continue reading

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The Monkeysphere and Food Addictions worse than Heroin

Cracked.com might be the most informative way to waste time on the internet. To see the very best of their team at work, read The Monkeysphere (1). It is grade A+ philosophy and sociology that’s also entertaining. Cracked.com and Philosophy would … Continue reading

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“There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.”

–Oscar Wilde, Preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray.  http://www.gutenberg.org/files/174/174-h/174-h.htm  

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The Riddles of Shadows and Ignorance, that which is there by Absence instead of Presence

Why shadows move faster than the speed of light, what “information” means in physics, and why Albert Einstein used a geometry equation to answer George Bernard Shaw’s cheerful critique of science (C = 2πr).

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