The Cynical Realist

Many have once heard in some form or another,  “I am not cynical, I am a realist.” Often, I found it true that many people cannot distinguish between the two.  So what does that leave them with? A disappointing reality to live in? Comedian George Carlin once stated, “Scratch any cynic and you will findContinue reading “The Cynical Realist”

A Simple and Ordinary Life

“Ivan Ilych’s life had been most simple and most ordinary and therefore most terrible.” Some may recognize this quote as a Leo Tolstoy construction from his work, The Death of Ivan Ilych. This novella presented an allegorical confrontation of death and the fear of thereof.  Infamous religious skeptic, Cesare Borgia, exclaimed as his life slippedContinue reading “A Simple and Ordinary Life”