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Life is a complex phenomenon. It is obscure as well as subtle. Are you interested in knowing the things people don’t usually talk about? Are you feeling low or having an existential crisis? Do you have the yearning to delve into the complexity of life? Join Matthew Bachman to immerse into the ocean of reality – full of intriguing writings about philosophy, wellness, literature, and the latest in library news. You can also write to him about your problems. He is here to elevate you spiritually through his words. For words have the power to change the world.


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Matthew's Personal Journey

Lemur Pro + Manuskript = Writer’s Paradise

Don't let the tiny size of System76's Lemur Pro fool you, it's an ultrabook that packs quite the punch.
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Professional Development & Success

Hate Your Job or Does Your Job Hate You?

Is it your employers responsibility to make you happy? Some may think so...
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Bitesized Philosophy Movies & Entertainment

Philosophy Through Video Games
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams

Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams is a psychological horror game that delves deep into the heavier themes of guilt and our perception of reality.
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Bitesized Philosophy Movies & Entertainment

Philosophy Through Film
The Platform’s Commentary on Classism

One the films that the internet community is talking about is the 2019 Spanish film The Platform which rather heavy handily explores the theme of classism.
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Professional Development & Success

COVID-19 Got You Stuck at Home? Learn a New Skill

Being stuck at home during one of the worst crises in recent world history doesn't you have sit at home binge watching Netflix. Get learning!
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Health & Wellness

Spiritual Sunday
Spirituality vs Religion

spirituality and religion are two terms that tend to be used synonymously with each other, when in reality, the difference between the two is night and day.
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Movies & Entertainment

How Censorship and Limitations Breeds Creativity

Whether you're an painter, filmmaker, or writer it can be tempting to limit yourself. However, as creative minds, we are naturally puzzle solvers and with no limitations, there is no puzzle to solve.
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Bitesized Philosophy Movies & Entertainment

Philosophy Through Video Games
Silent Hill (1999)

Konami's legendary video game series Silent Hill is anything but mindless entertainment, it has a philosophy to the story. Like any good story, the series has layers like an onion that the player slowly peels away at to reveal an ultimate truth within the story's universe. Over the course of the the game there are two important themes that are explored: parental duty and humanity. There is certainly a lesson in philosophy to be learnt through Silent Hill.
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Bitesized Philosophy Health & Wellness Spiritual Sunday

Spiritual Sunday
Keeping the Faith

Is belief the same as faith? An analysis of how our beliefs and faith (or lack of) in said beliefs affect our daily lives.
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Bitesized Philosophy Health & Wellness

Can Philosophy Help with Depression? Existentialism vs Nihilism

Whether or not philosophy can help with depression a tricky question to answer. The answer is not quite black and white.
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Health & Wellness Movies & Entertainment

Books and Movies: The Coronavirus Self-Quarantine Survival Kit

Being in a self-quarantine is the perfect time to catch on your reading and watching some movies you haven't seen before.
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Spiritual Sunday

Spiritual Sunday
When Spirituality Goes Awry

Our spirituality is always going to be put to the test and sometimes it can push us off the rails.
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Bitesized Philosophy Matthew's Personal Journey

Building a Lasting Relationship with Inspiration

Inspiration is an intelligent lady that plays hard to get.
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Matthew's Personal Journey

No, I am Not Related to Randy Bachman of Bachman-Turner Overdrive

I was working my first job at Wal-Mart in the hardware department when my assistant manager called on me saying,...
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Literary Theory & Criticism Movies & Entertainment

Books are Usually Better than the Movies, but Why?

It's no secret that the movies are usually worse than the books they are adapting from, but why exactly is that the case?
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Library News

President Trump is at it Again: Libraries Facing Budget Cuts

President Trump, once again, has the Institute of Museum and Library Services in his crosshairs. The proposed 2021 fiscal budget would eliminate the program.
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Spiritual Sunday

Spiritual Sunday
The Power of Prayer

Whether it be to God or some unnamed higher power, prayer is quite possibly the most powerful tool any spiritualist can have in their toolbox.
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Library News

ALA Tackles Climate Change

The ALA is not holding back on their ambitions to take the climate change crisis to your front door.
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Library News

ALA Responds to Recent Efforts at Censoring Materials

The ALA officially responds to recent efforts by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration to censor materials critical of President Donald Trump and references to the female anatomy.
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Library News

Intro to Searching Videos on YouTube: An Online Tutorial for Your Grandparents

Digital literacy is very important in today's world and the Public Library Association may just have the solution to teaching the technologically challenged.
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