Category: My Mission

Moving is Hard Work….

Just in case I forgot to mention it – moving is really hard work.Mentally and physically it is extremely challenging and the past month, I’ve been working in a state of hyper-overdrive. The amount of stuff that has been accomplished seems insurmountable when I look back on it…this is...

An Extra Day Every Week – What would you do with an 8th day?

If some magical being came down from wherever it usually is and told you “I’m going to give you an 8th day every week to do whatever you want with…” You’d probably be pretty stoked, right? What would you do with that 8th day? It’s just for you, so...

The Regulated Society

I remember having a conversation with a ‘gun nut’ friend who insisted that she should be able to carry and shoot her gun anywhere she likes. I disagreed. I found it astounding that she couldn’t see that 1) her gun created a power inequality between her and anyone without...

My Smart Questions

I’ve been carrying around a piece of paper with these questions on it for a decade – What do I want to accomplish today? What is the most important thing I need to do today? Is this the best use of my time right now? What can I do...

Past Behavior

Past Behavior I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my past behavior. While I’ve always thought of myself as a good person – lots of the things I have done – in particular with regards to other people, have been atrocious. The truth is – my behavior was often...

A Memento of Henri Bergson – Christopher Nolan’s Memento

A Memento of Henri Bergson by Vago Damitio You may think that you are free, but you are not. You may think that each action you take is an unrestrained choice, but it is not. You ( and everyone else) are incarcerated in a prison that controls every action...

The Relief of a Home

I’ve secretly been carrying the weight of the world around on my shoulders but wasn’t able to tell anyone about it. Finally, I can relax. Deciding to bring my wife and daughter to the USA was a huge decision and not one that I made lightly, the visa process...

My Alternate CV – Just in Case

My alternate CV: Dishwashing Dude looking for a job where I don’t have to think and where I go home with clean hands each night. Work Experience: 1998-2013 – No Relevant Work Experience – was working in tech, social media, and travel but always insisted on washing the dishes...

Using Religion to Save the Environment

by Vago Damitio While it would be nice to say that religion is the answer to the ecocrisis (and all the rest of our problems), the truth is not so simple. While there are many passages in holy books of the world that instruct believers to preserve, protect, and...

Social Justice, Society, Education

I wrote this essay back in 2008, as of this publishing of it, my student loans add up to more than $45,000 despite my having paid back nearly $10,000. My education has earned me less than $2000 and none of it in my major of anthropology. A cracker jack...