Author Archives: David Smith

Nothing I Want You To See

“It’s not that I have something to hide. I have nothing I want you to see.” — Anon Seen online this morning. This strikes a chord with my background in security and patient privacy. Most of us, or at least … Continue reading

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Say Something…

“I started public speaking a few years later. I was always scared to speak in front of others and be judged. But I always had two goals when I spoke: “Say something they’ve never heard before. Usually wrapped inside a … Continue reading

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What Can I Do?

“If you are asking me what the individual can do right now, in a political sense, I’d have to say he can’t do all that much. Speaking for myself, I am more concerned with the transformation of the individual, which … Continue reading

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The Dominant Media Narrative of the Day

“The thing the media is talking about, in heavy rotation. “The breaking news, the one you’re required to give an opinion on. “The thing is, if it’s not for you, about you, or something you need to engage in, then … Continue reading

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Freedom

“Freedom is not empowerment. Empowerment is what the Serbs have in Bosnia. Anybody can grab a gun and be empowered. It’s not entitlement. An entitlement is what people on welfare get, and how free are they? It’s not an endlessly … Continue reading

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TOTD

“From time to time, it’s good to remember there’s a multibillion dollar industry based on keeping you in a perpetual state of stupidity, rage, resentment and paranoia.”–David Burge

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Pressfield’s Hero’s Journey

“I’m from the Northeast. But my hero’s journey played out in the South. My family is middle-class, but my journey was strictly blue-collar. Why? Something impelled me to that part of the country and that stratum of society. “I drove … Continue reading

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From George Carlin

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, … Continue reading

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This day in…

Twenty-six years ago, 1993, in Ainsworth, B.C. I last indulged myself in something pharmico-chemical, to whit, tetrahydrocannabinol. After verifying that the alterations to awareness that it caused hadn’t changed in the past five years, I said to myself, “Yep, that’s … Continue reading

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Healthy Media Consumption

I watch zero cable news. I don’t read Twitter. I use Facebook only to keep up with people who I care about personally. I tell myself to never, never comment on or share political posts on Facebook.

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