Drawing of my Face

Hi, My Name is Cole.

I built this little statically generated website (thanks Hakyll) to keep in touch with friends and family through idea exchange.

I don’t believe in western ideas of an unchanging self. I think that the ‘analog I’ that we narratize within the ‘story of you’ represent a fiction (but a useful one). The so called ‘self’ changes behavior depending on scenario, among many other factors. As Alfred Korzybski remarks:

Let us repeat the two crucial negative premises as established firmly by all human experience: (1) Words are not the things we are speaking about; and (2) There is no such thing as an object in absolute isolation.

In order to avoid fallacies of identity (The leaf is green) as it relates to the self and others, I will attempt to write this website completely in E-Prime. E-Prime requires the elimination of the use of the verb ‘to be’ in all of its conjugations (The leaf appears green to me).

Right now, I find myself deeply passionate about: