The Power of Objects

I am surrounded by memories. The subway ticket from Chicago, mint tins, piles of books, my rock and beach glass collection, small wooden turtles from Mexico, and notes on the walls that remind me of events that have long passed and math equations I no longer need are all reminders of my past. They are [...]

The Mental Void

Lately, I have become very interested in consciousness: where it comes from and what it does. (You can read my post about it here) There really is no definitive answer to this really big question, but the way I see it, consciousness is an evaluation of your perception of the physical world. This evaluation takes [...]

Our Human Consciousness

What is consciousness? Obviously, this is a very difficult question to answer since no one really knows what it is, neither scientists nor philosophers. The standard definition of consciousness, kindly provided by Wikipedia, is: “the state or quality of awareness, or, of being aware of an external object or something within oneself,” which really does [...]