The Necessary Philosopher

Category: Journal Entry

The giants, the dwarves, and the mediocre

One category of profession is driven by the mediocre, the average, and the middle-of-the-road. In it, the mediocre is collectively consequential. The other has either giants or dwarves—more precisely, a very small number of giants and a huge number of dwarves. Nassim Nicholas Taleb. “The Black Swan.”

A world that no longer exists

This is such an interesting concept, and I’m wondering if Singapore may have missed the boat somewhere on this. Estonia offers e-residency to foreigners I’ve felt this for a while, but the magnitude of it only hit me last night in a conversation with a friend. The nation states and governments of today are […]

Vancouver 2014

Travel Frees Us from Prejudice

This is exactly what I’ve felt for a long time. Finally I have found a quote for it. Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of […]



The most effective way to cope with change is to help create it. I. W. Lynett


The Leica M3 has this look of classic beauty 🙂

Thunder’s Guilty Face

All the fun that $2 can buy

A Good Run

Have been having a good run with photos of Clare lately. Well, just two photos actually. But I really like them.