Fear is often a funny, if not fascinating, thing. Over the years, I’ve said that there seems to be very little that actually scares me, even while I’ve enjoyed horror stories that effectively play upon common fears. On the other hand, the fear I tend to feel around extreme heights…


“I just always thought it’s never going to happen to us,” Christina Lowe told NBC 7 News in San Diego earlier this month. “We thought the vaccine was rushed. …


We live in an age of life coaches, self-help gurus, and Instagram influencers. Even after going through a global pandemic that cost people lives, loved ones, friends, jobs, their mental well-being, and so much more, we still hear a familiar message preached persistently online and offline, telling us to stay…


Once upon a time, I was a young Earth creationist who believed the Bible was the infallible word of God. Admittedly, I shudder somewhat looking back on those times now. While I no longer see those positions as credible, the sense of embarrassment that still lingers has more to do…


Recently, I finished reading through Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations for a second time. The first time you read a text, you typically pay the most attention to what appears on the surface — what’s going on in the narrative, what the author is explicitly communicating, and so on. It makes sense…


Following the Twitter ban of former president Donald Trump, Republican political figures like Senator Lindsey Graham began almost immediately calling for the repeal of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. While controversial in some circles, this piece of legislation passed in 1996 essentially protects online platforms from liability for…


I can’t remember a single year in the time I’ve been on this earth that I did not hear about free speech being under attack. In some corners of the world, where criticism of the government is violently oppressed, this is undoubtedly true. But in the United States, the cries…


For a few days now, a number of conservative online sources have been hard at working pushing the narrative that Democrats and Joe Biden have stolen the 2020 election. One of the foremost pieces of alleged evidence they’ve so far produced is a comparison of vote tallies with Benford’s Law…


I have a confession to make. I’m a huge fan of horror, but very little of it actually scares me. I’ve been fascinated by the genre ever since I picked up my first book on “true” paranormal encounters from the school library. …


Warning: This article may contain minor spoilers for those who have yet to play Breath of the Wild.

Let’s be honest: 2020 has been a difficult year. If that seems like it’s a gross understatement, that could be because it is. For the past few months of this pandemic, much…

Taylor Carr

Writer, reader, musician, and graduate in philosophy and religious studies.

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