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Where In The World Did I Put That Philosophy?

By Michael R. Gauthier, published on Jun 9, 2009

 

I guess it’s true that you don’t know you’ve lost something until you look for it and realize it isn’t there anymore.  That’s the definition of losing.  When you leave your jacket at a restaurant, to you it might not be missing until you go to put it on the next day.  Timing is key when it comes to loss.  If you call the restaurant the next day, chances are they’ll have your jacket.  You wait a week and it could be gone forever.

Somewhere down the line in the context of my past relationship I lost the most important thing I own: my own personal philosophy.  "I swear by my life,... (more)

Tags: philosophy, ayn rand, objectivism

It's Time For Change

By Michael R. Gauthier, published on Jan 27, 2009

A spark was generated on November the 4th of last year and an electricity has been pulsing through this country ever since, finally reaching its climax at the presidential inauguration one week ago. The nation has become invigorated, excited, ready for the future. Most any person would tell you they can feel a shift in the mood and attitude of America, but I bet they couldn’t tell you why.

Because there really is no concrete reason why. What has been done to change our situation? Where was the spike in the stock market? What major policies have been enacted?... (more)

Tags: stock market, obama

I'm Not Really Laughing Out Loud

By Michael R. Gauthier, published on Dec 6, 2008

     Razor blade in my hand.  Ready to make the cut.  I stare into the mirror at a vacant face.  I am looking at a man ready to die… 

     Oh, how I wish this were true!  For then it would make this article so much more dramatic.  But alas, it is not.  There is no razor blade and I am certainly not ready to die.  Ahhh!  I can’t believe I did it again.  I’m a fraud.  A liar!  When will this continuous cycle of saying things that aren’t true end?

     Here’s the story: I started using the resources of the information superhighway quite some time ago.  Probably not too long after... (more)

Tags: terrorism, al gore

You Guys! Lohan and Duff Are Friends Again!

By Michael R. Gauthier, published on May 31, 2007

I do my best to believe in the integrity of this country. I like to think that we are the world's leading superpower because we deserve it, not because two gigantic oceans separate us from the military might of other global rivals. I like to think we are an elite nation born from democracy with honest values of respect, intelligence and freedom. But, oh my gosh, did you hear that Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff are friends again! After reading my daily fill of news over the internet, I couldn't help but glance at the gossip column. This is where I learned of the reunification of said friends-... (more)

Tags: paris hilton, linsey loham, joan allen, hilary duff

My Toothpaste Can Solve World Peace

By Michael R. Gauthier, published on May 22, 2007

I'm dizzy. It's very hard for me to write right now. How did I just spend 4 hours at Target and return home with nothing? Nothing! It was so simple. My list was small. I needed toothpaste, deodorant and a carton of OJ- almost not worth trekking out to the store in the first place. But since there wasn't much else on my plate for the afternoon, I decided to take advantage of the modern advent of the super, supermarket. In a world where our most basic food items are now only a few aisles over from our most basic clothing items, it seems as if every day should be a shopping day. So the... (more)

Tags: consumerism, choices, toothpaste flavors, monopoly, product

I Don't Have a Tip For You

By Michael R. Gauthier, published on May 11, 2007

To all the fantastic men and women who daily pour my coffee with unwavering smiles and impeccable grace and pleasantness: you're nice but you can't have my money. I say this not with malice but with genuine consideration. I don't mean to be facetious or ungrateful- I really don't. I intend only to reestablish the true value of a dollar earned and maintain my right to barter my own currency for the product I've purchased from the establishment selling it- for God's sake, I can't tip everybody! It's come to my attention- or more that I've been observing the frequency of the occurrence- that... (more)

Tags: market, free market, tips, tipping, capitalism

Yankees vs. Red Sox: Chapter 104

By Michael R. Gauthier, published on Apr 20, 2007

Redskins vs. Cowboys. Michigan vs. Ohio State. Lakers vs. Celtics. There is a reason we watch the games we watch. There is a reason we love the teams we love. There is only one reason you can see a grown man openly weep over an empty pint of beer in front of both friends and strangers. The reason is sports. There is nothing better than competition and there's only one thing better than winning: vanquishing your one main enemy and destroying the hopes of those you are sworn to hate. For those of us who are sports fans, there is nothing better in this world than beating your rival. And... (more)

Tags: mlb, new york yankee, curse of bambino, boston red sox, fenway park

I Can't See My Article!

By Michael R. Gauthier, published on Apr 18, 2007

In a recent poll taken on April 17th of 2007, 100% of those surveyed said they preferred a larger sized screen when it came to their computers. While this data was achieved not by the most scieftific of terms, it is nonetheless a compelling reflection on the way our American society is going: Big, Big, Big! We need the big screen TV, the big bedroom with the big bed, the big living room (if we can afford one of those), the big closet to fit our big wardrobe... We even pride ourselves in developing technology to make things smaller- and then make them bigger again! Last month I received a new... (more)

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New York City: Can I Get Some Change With That?

By Michael R. Gauthier, published on Apr 13, 2007

I lived in the East Village before making the big (and more cost efficient) move out to Brooklyn. I often consider those 2 years some of the best of my life. An aspiring kid living in a tiny, 5-story walk up loft right on the cusp of Alphabet City. It was like Rent, only without death and singing. But it wasn’t necessarily that apartment that created so many fantastic memories for me, it was the area I lived in. To me, everything east of Avenue A was New York. I had my regular watering holes for all occasions- happy hour, happy hour after 8, Yankees games, gay bars, straight bars, w/... (more)

Tags: new york, gay

Wake Up LA! (everyone else has been awake for 3 hours)

By Michael R. Gauthier, published on Apr 12, 2007

If I were a liver I would be rotten by now. While this opening statement could easily be applied to the current condition of my internal organs after many loud nights out on the town drinking with friends (some which did not include going out -  or friends), I am instead referring to my former habitation of the city of New York, followed by a last minute and painful transplant into the body known as Los Angeles, and finally, becoming a transplanted transplant back to my original corpus. I have walked among celebrities (even spent the last 9 months working for one). I have basked in the golden... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, california, hollywood

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