Hi my name’s Luke. I write articles on a wide range of topics- songwriting, politics, moral philosophy, religion, economics, technology, science, happiness- with a general focus on critical thinking and how it influences the way we live our lives. I’m a secular humanist and rational leftist that loves exploring new ideas and sharing my thoughts with the world.
I started reading classical novels and science fiction literature when I was still in my early teens. In college I became fascinated by the relationship of knowledge between fields and studied a wide variety of disciplines. This blog in many ways is a reflection of that patchwork of learning and how it influenced my life perspective. Check out my reading list for recommended books.
My influences include Derek Parfit, Adam Smith, Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, Slavoj Žižek, Christopher Hitchens, R.G. Price, Carl Sagan, John Rawls, Peter Singer, Richard Dawkins, Elif Şafak, Robert Reich, Eric Weinstein, Karl Marx, Gerald Cohen, Alain de Botton, Maria Popova, Bertrand Russell, Bill Maher, Adam Curtis, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Charlie Brooker, Sam Harris, Alan Watts, Bernie Sanders, Yanis Varoufakis, Hannah Arendt and Steven Pinker.
Beyond reading and writing, I’m also passionate about music and songwriting. Between composing hundreds of songs, playing in multiple bands and gigging dozens of shows, music has been a major creative outlet in my life. Check out my music portfolio to listen to my crafts or my songwriting section of my blog to see how I compose plus other songwriting tips.
Outside my creative interests I enjoy gaming, animation, traveling and ping pong. My goal of this blog is to continue building reader-friendships through sharing new and interesting content while having an open dialogue with my audience; so please let me know your thoughts!