A snowy volcano smoking slightly in the orange of a sunset (or sunrise).
Photo by Willian Justen de Vasconcellos on Unsplash

Rivers and roads and your friend Heraclitus

The road up and the road down is one and the same


A photo of a puddle with the photographer, tall buildings, and a plane reflected therein
Photo by Marc-Olivier Jodoin on Unsplash

Allan Watts and the impossibility of self-definition

Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
Alan Watts

A man standing on a rock under the northern lights with the sun setting (or perhaps rising)
Photo by Joshua Earle on Unsplash

What to do while waiting for the check

But don’t worry — you have so many other skills!

Photo by Patrick Tomasso on Unsplash

but you don’t have to be

A bored looking girl looking through the blinds.
Photo by Joshua Rawson-Harris on Unsplash

Fuzzed out image of many dollar signs
Photo by Chronis Yan on Unsplash

Why, when it comes to pleasure, less is more

A baby sparrow, baby crows, and the limits of the human heart

Light and dark clouds
Photo by Tom Barrett on Unsplash

Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Shot of blue sky surrounded by the top of a building
brainPhoto by Jan Romero on Unsplash

Or why you should look up when walking

A man row, row, rowing a boat.
Photo by Kelli McClintock on Unsplash

A case for lucid dreaming while awake

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream

A crying baby sits on an adult’s lap
Photo by Sergiu Vălenaș on Unsplash

Or why you should find a crying baby

Arthur Monk, Philosophical Detective

Stuck on an idea? Existential questions? Lost the plot entirely? Perhaps I can help: das.elektrisch.monk@gmail.com

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