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  • The Woman Who Made a Pact with the Devil: Chapters 1-9

    August 8th, 2017 | The Woman Who Made a Pact With the Devil | journalpulp | No Comments

    CHAPTER 1   She hadn’t expected to like him. He was too skeletal, for one thing, his eyes set a little too deeply inside his skull, his gaze a little too unabashed, too knowing and hyper-focused. Longish black hair swept up off a high forehead, with sea-green eyes — he reminded her of a certain […]

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  • “Be Like Water”

    July 26th, 2017 | Book of Dog | journalpulp | 3 Comments

    Somehow people have come to think of talent and skill as a thing you either have or you don’t, but that’s not true. Talent and skill are things you cultivate. “Gifted,” “prodigy,” “natural-born talent” — meaningless terms, the lot of them. They’re linguistic apparitions without any actual referent. Talent (so-called) is in actuality a long […]

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  • What Is Philosophy?

    April 7th, 2013 | Philosophy | journalpulp | 6 Comments

    The definition of philosophy — judging, at least, from very nearly every philosophical dictionary on the planet — has confounded philosophers for centuries, the concept being “too large,” it is sometimes said, to properly capture in concise fashion. Yet at the same time, in all branches of philosophy, minutia is cataloged to complete weariness. This […]

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  • The Woman Who Made a Pact with the Devil

    August 3rd, 2017 | Writing | journalpulp | 13 Comments

    CHAPTER 1   She hadn’t expected to like him. He was too skeletal, for one thing, his eyes set a little too deeply inside his skull, his gaze a little too unabashed, too knowing and hyper-focused. Longish black hair swept up off a high forehead, with sea-green eyes — he reminded her of a certain […]

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  • Authentic Signs of Intelligence that Can’t be Faked

    July 28th, 2017 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    Intelligence is your brain’s capacity to deal with a wide range of thoughts and ideas. Like most things, therefore, intelligence is a process. It is not a static state. It is not something you either have or don’t. Your brain is something you cultivate. Intelligence stems fundamentally from thinking. Thinking is a choice. It requires […]

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  • The Book of Dog: Dog Days of Summer and the Dog Star

    July 27th, 2017 | Book of Dog | journalpulp | No Comments

    What lives? The Dog Star is brightest burning star in the nighttime sky – brightest by far – centerpiece in the constellation Canis Major, the big dog, guardian at the gates of the good and true and living catalogue, of all that endures, all that is life-giving.

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  • The Book of Dog Reading Room: Les Miserables, Inspector Javert

    July 25th, 2017 | Book of Dog | journalpulp | No Comments

    “It is our convictions that if souls were visible to the eye we would clearly see the strange fact that each indivdual of the human species corresponds to some species of the animal kingdom,” wrote Victor Hugo in Les Miserables, in his unforgettable description of Inspector Javert, who is without question one of the greatest […]

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  • Beast

    July 24th, 2017 | Writing | journalpulp | 11 Comments

    Two versions of the same poem, both original.

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  • The Great Electrifier: Nuclear Energy & The Myth of Nuclear Waste

    July 22nd, 2017 | Book of Dog, College of Subversive Knowledge | journalpulp | No Comments

    Nuclear waste doesn’t exist — and that’s one of the many beautiful things about nuclear energy. Electrify my soul. There is no such thing as nuclear waste — and that’s just one of the many beautiful things about nuclear energy. A nuclear reactor is refueled by its waste. Quoting Dr. Pierre Guelfe, chief engineer of […]

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  • The Book of Dog: Kung Fu Fighting

    July 15th, 2017 | Book of Dog | journalpulp | 6 Comments

    Be formless, shapeless… Be like water. “Be formless, be shapeless…. Be like water,” said Bruce Lee. I always liked that. And so I made some kick-ass Bruce Lee paraphernalia, which you can get here! Click-Click

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  • The Great Electrifier: Exploding the Peak Oil Myth

    July 13th, 2017 | Book of Dog, College of Subversive Knowledge | journalpulp | 7 Comments

    Here is why peak oil is and always has been a complete myth: From the moment oil first made it into the mainstream, peak oil and the imminent depletion of fossil fuels have been vehemently predicted. A by-no-means exhaustive list of those predictions might run something like this: “I take this opportunity to express my […]

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