As a recent Masters graduate looking for a job, I happen to have a decent amount of free time on my hands.

My friends and family do not always appreciate this fact.

I’ve always been pretty passionate about a few topics, namely journalism (which my Masters was about), politics and international affairs (which my Undergrad was about), and video gaming (which my life is about).

For too long, I’ve been talking the ears off of those around me with inane chatter and occasionally some critical analysis.  Now, the time has come to give those I love a bit of relief, and instead post those pearl and stones of wisdom here, in the loving-and-never-cruel arms of the internet.

So, if you’re interested in some of the subjects I’ve mentioned, have a read and feel free to comment.  Its a free country (or world/internet?), and as John Stuart Mill wrote:

…the peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race… If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error” (On Liberty 1869).

You can also find me on my YouTube Channel, Solemn Salmon, where I discuss and play video games, as well as the occasionally multiplayer on Slipper’s YouTube channel.