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  • The Myth of Community and How It Doesn’t Exist

    Are we truly social creatures? Did community ever truly exist? Or are we simply driven by self-interest and that’s the only reason we engage with one another? I may be an idealist, but I’m definitely a realist and I know the difference between fact and fiction (though ever since I was a kid I found […]

  • The Myth of the Adult and Why There is No Such Thing

    All throughout our lives all we have ever heard as young people was “Grow up and act like an adult!”. Yet time and time again, the so-called “adults” always end up doing something hypocritical that contradicts what it means to “act like an adult”. So I have taken it upon myself to deconstruct this fantasy […]

  • The ERU has moved to it’s own page here: https://ephemeralrift.com/ephemeral-rift-universe/

  • ASMR gets a new home on YouTube (not really, but we can hope!)

    On September 18, 2018, YouTube posted an article on their Creator Blog announcing a new look to a section of their website that is home to gaming videos. You can read the article here: https://youtube-creators.googleblog.com/2018/09/gaming-gets-new-home-on-youtube.html As soon as I saw this, I thought to myself: “what if YouTube did the same thing for ASMR?” And even […]

  • New word: Gingle

    As of this date, I am adding a new word to my own personal lexicon even if the editors at Merriam-Webster never add it to the “official” English dictionary. gin·gle ˈɡiNGəl/ verb: gingle; 3rd person present: gingles; past tense: gingled; past participle: gingled; gerund or present participle: gingling; to laugh lightly in a nervous, affected, or silly manner while experiencing […]

  • Peace of Mind: The Light at the End of the Tunnel (Your Mileage May Vary) (ASMR)

    In this video, I share my thoughts on how I hope, and like to think, that anyone out there may be able to reach the long term peace of mind in this life that exists at the end of the dark tunnel many of us walk through (sometimes one tunnel right after another).

  • All the Dad Jokes

    Compiled from various sources: When does a joke become a dad joke? When the punch line becomes apparent. What do you call a person who tells dad jokes but has no kids? A faux pa “I asked my dad for his best dad joke and he said, ‘You.’” I never wanted to believe that my […]

  • Greed & Pro Sports: Fans & Their Communities Deserve Better

    Once again another Super Bowl is upon us, and millions of people will be watching, and billions of dollars will be flowing ever upward often from the small pockets of the poor and working class into the large bank accounts of the owners, coaches, players, ad executives, car companies, beer companies, shareholders, members of the […]

  • We Need to Reclaim Our Humanity – How Modern Humans Are No Longer Human

    Once upon a time, in a land far, far away… There once lived an animal that walked upright, was self-sufficient, empowered, highly skilled, proficient, intelligent and in control over almost all aspects of its life. It lived in small tribes consisting of generations of family members that looked after one another from its children to […]

  • EphemRadio Podcast #72 12-23-2017 Weekend Edition

    In this episode of the podcast I ramble about the spirit of christmas compared with the commercialized aspect , kindness vs human nature and how our primitive side often undermines our good intentions, Quentin Tarantino’s film The Heightful Eight, being on the wagon, trusting your intuition, lipstick on a pig in regards to how the […]

  • EphemRadio Podcast #71 – Evacuation Earth

    In this episode I take another break from the typical podcast format to try something new. I take the listener on a fictional journey through space that features ambient music by the artists listed below. Playing a particular genre of music for an entire episode is something I have been wanting to do without any topical […]

  • EphemRadio Podcast #70 – The man in a wheelchair waiting at the bus stop while it was snowing

    I take a break from the typical podcast format to analyse, question, explore and rant a little bit (but not too much) about a candid photo I have on my smart phone of a middle-aged man I saw in a wheelchair waiting at a bus stop during the first snow of winter 2017-2018. Who is […]

  • EphemRadio Podcast Episode 68 12-9-2017 Weekend Edition

    I ramble about electronic music, pursuing various creative outlets, stoner metal, smoking marijuana, when I bought marijuana from a coworker at an office job, being on and off the wagon, people doing what they want with their own bodies, my suit pants are too tight, i lied: i own 3 pairs of shoes not 2, […]

  • EphemRadio Podacst Episode 67 12-5-2017 Weekday Edition

    Topics include the lethargy of depression vs laziness, art vs junk, the Bethlehem Pennsylvania Christkindlmarkt, the type of indie art festival I would like to see, land ownership, tv commercials, and Season 8 Episode 7 of The Walking Dead. Podcast links: Itunes – LibSyn – Google Play Featured music in order of appearance: “Backswimmer” by A Deer A Horse “Class […]

  • EphemRadio Podcast #66 Weekend Edition 12-2-2017

    I ramble about xmas and happiness (more detailed discussion about the holiday and its history in another episode and/or video), briefly touch on Anarchism (detailed discussion in the near future), our violent human nature, experience required for marriage and other tangents. Artists in order of appearance: “Dissect Me” by Sap “Through the Atmosphere” by Mindseye […]

  • EphemRadio Podcast #65 Weekday Edition 11-28-2017

    I ramble about concerts I’ve attended and bands I haven’t seen, cassettes still being relevant, the plethora of music available today across various genres, and The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 6 “The King, The Widow and Rick”. Podcast links: Itunes – LibSyn – Google Play Music in order of appearance: “Fire Whiplash” by Outline (Demo Debut released 11/30/2017) “Who’s […]

  • EphemRadio Podcast #64 Weekend Edition 11-25-2017

    Topics include: people are the problem not the systems guns or religions, is there a “right” system, questioning if a utopian soceity can truly be achieved, there are no intrinsic morals, exploring music genres, how acoustic neuroma affects enjoyment of sound and music, how we can take the power back into our own hands, and net […]

  • EphemRadio Podcast #63 Weekday Edition 11-21-2017

    I start off this episode with some news regarding the potential to play more indie music on the podcast beyond ccmixter and freemusicarchive; ramble about the holidays and having off from work; winter and remote car starters; incentives for the every day worker & taxpayer much like pro sports players; movies from the 80’s starting […]

  • EphemRadio Podcast 62 Weekend Edition for 11-18-2017

    In this episode I ramble about treating yourself well in regards to what you think of yourself and what you feed your mind and body; how you should always be yourself; being aggravated by annoying drivers; and some news and weather from the U.S. cities of Allentown, Salt Lake City, and Oklahoma. EphemRadio Podcast links: Itunes – LibSyn – Google […]

  • Official Ephemeral Rift Merchandise Now Available via Spreadshirt.com

    I have finally launched a shop via Spreadshirt.com starting with the “I hope you are doing well” phrase. In the coming months, and (Cthulhu willing) years, I’ll be offering and creating many more designs based on content from my YouTube channel and beyond (i.e. completely new designs and ideas unrelated to the channel.) As of the […]

  • EphemRadio Podcast 61 Weekday Edition for 11-14-2017

    In this episode I ramble about the sleepy effect of dentist offices and hospital waiting rooms; share my experiences of having cavities, wearing braces and a retainer; mention the stand up comedy of Bill Cosby, Brian Reagan and black comedy TV shows from the 70’s and 80’s; and finish with weather & news from the […]

  • EphemRadio Podcast 60 Weekend Edition for 11-11-2017

    Starting with this episode going forward I will now be interjecting select music works from both ccmixter.org and freemusicarchive.org (links below) in order to liven up the episodes a little bit so you are not just hearing the sound of my voice. Plus, in the spirit of free expression and creativity, showcase and promote some […]

  • EphemRadio Podcast Episode 59 Weekday Edition 11-7-2017

    EphemRadio Podcast Episode 59 In this episode of the EphemRadio podcast I start off talking about the joys of suffering while dealing with any kind of illness, especially when it comes to having a child and the bugs they bring home from daycare. Then I move into discussing video games and games in general, namely […]

  • EphemRadio Podcast Episode 58 Weekend Edition 11-4-2017

    EphemRadio Podcast Episode 59 I start the podcast off about a thought I had when I drove past a multi-story apartment building. It raised questions about community and how a lot of humans are strangers to one another. And how many seem to interact with people more online than in real life or even in […]

  • EphemRadio Podcast Episode 57 Weekday Edition 10-31-2017

    EphemRadio Podcast Episode 57 EphemRadio podcast episode #57: I talk about halloween and go on various tangents such as consumerism and trying to stay true to who you are and manifesting your personal philosophy into the real world even when circumstances make it difficult. Then I go over some international news & weather of three […]

  • EphemRadio Podcast Episode 56 Weekend Edition 10-28-2017

    EphemRadio Podcast Episode 56 Weekend Edition 10-28-2017

    EphemRadio Podcast Episode 56 In this weekend edition of the EphemRadio podcast #56 I talk about how we cannot rid ourselves of fear, anxiety and anger but can learn how to manage them by turning their energy into something constructive. Something I’ve talked about in the past, but every so often I like to revisit […]

  • October 2017 Trip to Wooden Shoe Books in Philadelphia

    Ever been to an anarchist book store? No? Well, read on! I’ve added some photos to my Flickr gallery taken on a trip to the Wooden Shoe Books, the “all volunteer anarchist collective” book store located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia at their new location directly on South Street. You can view the […]

  • EphemRadio Podcast Episode 55 Weekday Edition 10-24-2017

    EphemRadio Podcast Episode 55 I start the podcast by getting back to movies opening in major theaters and then go over the weather and local news of a few foreign cities such as Kyoto, Japan and Guayaquil, Ecuador. I then share my thoughts about public executions, medieval torture, the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, being parents that […]

  • EphemRadio Podcast Episode 54 Weekend Edition 10-21-2017

    EphemRadio Podcast Episode 54 Saturday, October 21st I created the first weekend episode of the podcast which may become a routine since I seem to be gathering momentum in regards to having plenty to talk about. In this episode #54 I talk about: my trip to Ricketts Glen State Park in Pennsylvania, including its history […]

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