With recent events going on across the world regarding sovereignty, the nature of freedom, free markets and the threat of far right movements, it felt relevant to offer some thoughts about the nature of freedom itself. I want to discuss this because there’s a growing resentment across western societies (the US and the UK in […]Read more "The Illusion of Freedom"
Another philosophical post, brought about thanks to a conversation with a relative about the nature of things. After thinking on it for a while, I have some thoughts about the nature of destiny, fate and our place in it. We live in the universe. Stunning revelation of the obvious aside, this means there’s a certain […]Read more "Destiny and Fate: Some Thoughts about People and Decisions"
I’ve been in this foreign yet familiar land for about six weeks now, and I have some musings to share on the experience of backpacking solo along the East Coast, as well as some quirks about Australia. It’s BIG OK, so that’s underselling it a bit. Australia is practically a continent by it’s lonesome, so […]Read more "Some Notes on Travelling Solo Around Australia"
After hightailing it from the Gold Coast I ended up in the 3rd biggest city in Oz, Brisbane. And as you can see, its quite lovely. There’s…not much really to say about Brisbane. It’s a city, it’s very pretty, very modern, very swish and stylish and efficient. There’s a decent night life, some wonderful museums and a […]Read more "Land of the Queen – Brisbane to Noosa in a week"
After leaving Byron Bay, I headed to place on Australia’s Gold Coast, a strange name for basically a massive stretch of city along Australia’s East Coast. Curiosity got the better of me and I ended up the a place that struck me as simultaneously familiar and alien. Surfer’s Paradise is notable for several reasons: one […]Read more "Riding Through Surfer’s Paradise"
A note to any potential readers – this is going to seem like absolute nonsense of the highest order. This post is a picture in my head from a very high level, on how I wish to view the use of god and the way we have moved forward as a species – so if […]Read more "God from Man, and Man into God"
This is a re-post of a previous piece I did two years ago from my old blog (chaostheorysquared.wordpress.com). I’m pretty proud of this one, so I’m sharing it again as I feel it fits the theme of what I’m trying to do with Observations from Afar. So this weekend was Tankfest. For those that […]Read more "Forgetting to Remember"