Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Should we be getting rid of old books?

    During a librarian meeting in September, we were told to cull our collections, getting rid of books that portray people of diverse ancestry poorly. I kind of get it but I also kind of don’t.

  • I have to list the pens in order to sell them

    I don’t know why I’ve been so reluctant to put my pens up on Etsy to sell. It’s the best way for me to move them. But, I’ve been putting it off. Tonight, I sat down for a bit to update some Etsy listings. I’m going to try to do the same tomorrow. I should’ve […]

  • Letters Live on YouTube

    I do love letters. It’s a shame that they aren’t being written so much anymore. Emails and text messages, convenient as they are, simply don’t have the same charm. The Letters Live YouTube channel is definitely worth checking out. The videos are of people of some notoriety reading letters. It’s brilliant.

  • Making a bench vise

    Today’s project was making a bench vise. I’ve been wanting to do this for some time, now, but never got around to it. It’s more complicated than it sounds.

  • I found a typewriter

    I found a typewriter

    A lot of waste is produced at school. I’ve been trying to clean up our inventory of computers so I’ve been contributing a lot of e-waste. The other day, I was dropping off some monitors when I saw a typewriter. Of course, I had to take a closer look.

  • An article about a book

    I love Haruki Murakami’s work. I’m looking forward to picking up a copy of his new book. Here is an excerpt from it.

  • An article about a book

    I love Haruki Murakami’s work. I’m looking forward to picking up a copy of his new book. Here is an excerpt from it.

  • I need a half-inch drill bit

    I need a half-inch drill bit

    My sister is very crafty. Among many other things, she weaves. She wants a warping board.

  • Moving things inside

    Moving things inside

    I never thought that making pens would become what it has for me. I can’t even tell you exactly how it started. I remember a conversation with my dad in February when I asked him about his experience with using a lathe in Karachi, Pakistan to cut marble. As if by magic, about a month […]

  • Emails at Work

    I started in my current role as the teacher-librarian at our school a couple of years ago. To get information out, I have to send broadcast emails to all of the staff, and I try to make them interesting to read. The email I sent earlier this week has gotten a lot of positive feedback. […]

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