I always hated the simulation hypothesis, but I will do my best to describe it accurately.

Because I’ve realized a terrible truth in it.

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What Just Happened?

Here we are in the year 2020. Has anyone noticed anything… a little odd?

What in God’s green simulation is happening?

I suspect readers’ answers to this question will vary widely. Your perception of just what in the heck is going on here may differ greatly from mine. Most likely, it differs greatly from some members of your community, your family, maybe even your own household. Why is that?

Begrudgingly, this year I’ve accepted that I…


It’s a legitimate question, for the rational minded person. And this is exactly the trouble with rational minded people.

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A recent article in The New York Times explored the question “Would Human Extinction Be A Tragedy?” with all the rationality of a person who already knows the answer he wants to give. Someone who uses his human brain a lot (or at least, the frontal and left temporal lobes), but who hasn’t really explored the more fundamental question “What does it mean to be human?”

I don’t want to send traffic to that piece. You can look it up if…


…and I’m not sure how I feel about that.

I recently listened to a podcast that shook my worldview. I’ll get to that in a minute. Here is the context:

I was born in 1979.

These didn’t exist yet. (Photo: Florian Perennes on Unsplash)

By most accounts, I was at least a year or two shy of being a Millennial — usually defined as someone born after 1980. Whew! Considering I was halfway through high school by the time we got internet (and it was dial up, pay by the minute on a 1200 baud modem), I hardly relate to the generation of digital natives. I came up in the analog world of Gen X.


Move over, Jack.
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I want to tell you a story about the woman who does it all.

Mother, breadwinner, business owner, community leader. She makes the money and manages the finances. She helps with the homework, gets the groceries, and makes the meals. She schedules the appointments for car maintenance and doctors and haircuts. She renews the car registration and files the taxes.

She feels the dread of quicksand rising. Already it’s chest high.


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Recently, a friend asked me if I still owned crypto. Yes, I answered without hesitation, though it’s not nearly as much as I would like. My budget has been tight, and of course it is not growing like it was before.

Laura Hackle

I know exactly how the world works, I'm just trying to put it into words

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