Bitcoin has been taking a beating lately — both in its market cap and its reputation. The primary despair that many people have been voicing online or in-person seems to ultimately stem from the hope that it was going to make them rich. Now they are in an uncomfortable position…


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“Forces always act in pairs. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.” — Newton’s Third Law of Motion

“In order to regard anything as truly important, you also have to regard its loss as truly meaningful. And that means to open yourself up to experiences of deep meaning also…


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I didn’t understand cryptocurrencies when I first heard about them. And even though I’m a software engineer, I didn’t care about them either. They seemed like an idea peddled by idealists — too abstract, too lofty, and ultimately too fake. However, as I looked into them more and began to…


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I Like To Take Long Walks

I find a lot of solace in wandering. It helps me think.

A couple months ago as I was out, I came across a podcast that talked about owning your life and having direction — even if that direction is as small as making…


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This is the first part of my short story “Eremos” from my site The Devil’s Take

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. …


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This is the first part of my short story “Fireflies” from my site The Devil’s Take

“Stop looking at your phone.”

“Oh shit — didn’t even realize I was doing it again,” Mel said, slipping her phone back into her purse.

Shannon took a long drag on her cigarette while…


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An Ohio man was in the news. He lived about an hour away from me. He died in a hospital about fifteen minutes down the road from me.

COVID-19.

The reason people have been talking about him specifically is because he called these quarantine measures “bullshit” and speculated about how…


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Isn’t it interesting how we live side by side but have completely different experiences? Some people feel like they are living their best lives, others feel like it is the end of the world. This divide keeps growing, especially in politics.

In the heat of ideological arguments that highlight our…


A response to US Attorney General Bill Barr regarding his speech to Notre Dame Law School in October 2019

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Dear Bill,

Having talked about morality in my previous letter, I wanted to focus on the rest of your speech in this second letter. …


A response to US Attorney General Bill Barr regarding his speech to Notre Dame Law School in October 2019

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Dear Bill,

I watched your presentation to the students of Notre Dame. It engrossed me, and while there are a lot of things I disagree with, I take your words seriously…

Christopher Guarnera

Entrepreneur, software developer, and writer. Enthusiast of good stories, interesting conversations, and serendipity.

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