My Love for Sushi and Chirashi Don
I love sushi. I’m a sushi addict, and often eat it at least twice a week. I love it for a number of reasons. One of the main reasons however is because of the variety. In a single meal you can have a half a dozen different types of fish or other ingredients, all served with (hopefully) high quality rice. I love sushi for its simplicity and respect for individual ingredients.
Being Black Without Being Born Black
For centuries, people believed that humanity could be split into biological races. Those who were black were born from black families. Those who were white were born from white families. Race produced race, just as kind produced kind. But those notions have long been rejected by science. Genetic data indicates that race is not biological. We cannot determine lineage based on outward appearance.
My Dream Home(s) Outside In?
The question of what I would throw into my dream home is something I've spent a considerable amount of time pondering. Given all of my hobbies, it would take quite a large home to truly incorporate everything. Here's my dream home wish list.
Basic Income and Beyond
Universal Basic Income is crucial for driving a more prosperous future. Individuals should not have to work tirelessly just to survive. There are some people who disagree with this view. I won't get into the ethics of the issue. Instead, the view that I propose here is merely practical. Creating a basic foundation will improve economic output. People will be able to spend their time improving themselves and the world, rather than struggling to survive.
Caviar, Sea Urchin, and Friends
Caviar and sea urchin are two foods that people generally either love or hate. I love them. They're really wonderful on their own, but they're also delicious paired together, and with other ingredients. They add a sense of luxury to a meal. The options are endless. But what if you're not familiar with either, or you're not sure what to do with them besides just eat them by themselves?
The Progression of Life
What can we say about the origin of life, or what form life may take in the future, and elsewhere in the universe? It can be troubling that all we have to work with is what we current can observe here on Earth, but this one "laboratory" still gives us volumes of information to answer these kinds of questions. For a more in depth analysis, you can check out my detailed paper on the topic: The Progression of Life: Before, Now, and in the Future; Here and Elsewhere.
Systemic Racism vs Residual Race Dynamics
Everyone knows that there is systemic racism against blacks in America. Except, that may not actually be the case. While racism does exist, and racism needs to be addressed, such racism is expressed by individuals, not the system. Instead, what first appears to be systemic racism is actually residual race dynamics. These two phenomena are extremely different, and how we deal with these two problems is just as dissimilar.
Looking out my Window, and Creating What I Want to See
I live in Goshen, a semi-rural town, in Orange County New York. Technically the town is a suburb of New York City. But it's a lot more peaceful than NYC generally is. Maybe peaceful isn't the right word for it. There's been a name for this town, that's stuck around for many decades: "slow motion Goshen." Even the village itself is slow. But I live outside the village, so there aren't too many buildings in the area.