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Alexander McMahon

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A Vocal Void

In today's world there is much that demands my negative attention. Climate change. The rising tide of nationalism across the western world. Impending ecosystem collapse. Mass extinction. These are existential threats. They seem to exist as issues that are at... Continue Reading →

Energy vs Extroversion

I've often had people comment on my talkative, oftentimes loud nature. I do consider myself to be a sociable person. I rarely have too much trouble talking to strangers, whether it be over the phone or in person. I'm not... Continue Reading →

Counting Change

Change isn't always something that we can see happening. Parmenides of Elea, one of the oldest recorded philosophers in western history, denied the very concept that anything in the world was changing. He argued that all change was just an... Continue Reading →

Clearing Clouds

Today, I feel happy. This shouldn't be such a statement, but considering many of the people I encounter, both face to face and online, I feel like it's a far rarer phrase than many might otherwise expect. Last Thursday, I... Continue Reading →

Perfectly Imperfect

Despite the growth I've made in my life, and the better person I believe I have become, I find myself constantly concerned with the opinions of others. None of us could consider ourselves perfect, though there's no denying that many... Continue Reading →

Becoming Brave

I've never considered myself a brave person. I'm very non-confrontational. I don't like heated arguments with people (although I love a friendly debate) and I would likely back down if threatened at all. It has been said, however, that the... Continue Reading →

Cleaning out the Corners

Any day, at almost any time I may die. I may not have finished my novel. I may not have finished my studies. I may not have achieved many of my goals. All I can hope for, all I can... Continue Reading →

The Key to Joy

I love food. I know most people enjoy it. We all eat things we like, for the most part. It's a part of that biological incentive to keep eating. Y'know, so we don't die. But I really love food. Tomorrow,... Continue Reading →

Learning How to Heal

A year ago, there was an ending. It was the end of a five month relationship. The mutual agreement on this made it no less difficult, and yet, I can only find most every aspect of that relationship to be... Continue Reading →

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