Hi there, and welcome to what is destined to become your new favourite blog. Unless, of course, you're not very cool. In which case, you probably won't like it very much.

My name is Lance.

I'm a Philosophy major using a philosopher's toolbox to investigate philosophy(*GASP*), politics, literature, nutrition & fitness, education, history, science, religion, technology, the general human condition, and more.

Activities that I enjoy include making bad jokes, playing chess, go, & other strategy games, solving puzzles, cooking, eating food drenched in hot sauce, exercising, reading, socializing, taking long walks, and generally striving towards self-improvement and living a fulfilling, virtuous, happy life.

I'd rather not establish a group-think echo-chamber, so I've purposefully left my various personal identities and "isms" out of my description:

Followers genuinely interested in what you have to say based on its merit are preferable to followers who follow because they agree with you ideologically or personally identify with your orientation, gender, race, etc.

A thoughtful counter-argument is always more appealing to me than unthinking agreement.