The Pipe and The New Yorker

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By Garrett Lee Frechette at Posts by Garrett

I had thrice read the letter the morning I had received it in the post over 30 years before this day.  A dear friend of mine, Mr. Dustran Grandfort, had long been pressing me to join him in a venture to release a newspaper in the New City.  Quite a business leap to leave one's home and vocation to chance one's fortunes on a nation fresh out of war.  Passion is all that it was,  it is all I can say even as I write to you from the middle of the Atlantic. Interested parties encouraged Mr. Grandfort to go over to the Americas where a new magazine was experiencing quit a stir amongst the burgeoning people of New York.   His political views, commentary and especially the odd number of gentlemen he spent his time with, gave him quite the cultured reputation amongst others.

There seems to have been a turn of fortunes though, it seems.  I hadn't heard from Mr. Grandfort for over 3 months.  I've written the newspaper where he is an editor, and also sent word to a few of his known acquaintances.  All to no avail.  Not but 5 days ago I finally received a response from New York,  a chap named Reilly Artsain claimed to work for the New York Herald.  He was awfully vague and his writing crudely awkward.     A request for me to fill Mr. Grandfort position temporarily as he recovered from a long bout of some untold illness was made.  It was expressed that Mr. Grandfort was in jeopardy of losing his editorship to someone else. 

If that all sounds imprecise and terribly verbose, then you already know as much as I do about the whole ordeal.  You see, Mr. Grandfort is an absurdly private man with a broad range of interests and investments that may coincide with one another or not.  His name is brought up frequently  in a variety of social circles, yet not much is discussed of his goings-on.  Don't concern yourself however, I'm on my way there presently to deal with all of this,  I wouldn't wish it that he lost his posting.   I need to apprise myself of the matters at hand.

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Social Divides

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We are still transitioning from the remnants of natural selection and towards an evolution guided by our consciousness. As a species, we are still dealing with deeply rooted sociobiological problems that leaves our evolution tempered to the point that it's nearly idle.

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Cultural Appropriation

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Appropriation infers than an individual or people is taking something from someone, often times without permission. Culture is the collection of conceptual ideology and creative works from human intellect that is usually passed down through heritage, tradition, and transforms through innovation and imitation.

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Active Humanism

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This philosophy is predicated on the accumulation of knowledge, comprehension, and application in order to function in life and society to ultimately fulfill individual purpose and meaning.

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Aesthetics

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Introduction

Aesthetics is the branch of reasoning worried with the nature and energy about workmanship, magnificence and great taste. It has additionally been characterized as "basic reflection on craftsmanship, society and nature". "Aesthetics" derives from the Greek "aisthetikos", signifying "of sense perception". Alongside Ethics, Aesthetics is a piece of axiology (the investigation of qualities and worth judgments).

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Epistemology

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Epistemology


By Garrett Lee at Posts by Garrett

Epistemology is the investigation of the nature and extent of knowledge and defended conviction. It investigates the way of knowledge and how it identifies with comparable thoughts, for example, truth, conviction and legitimization. It additionally manages the method for creation of knowledge, and in addition wariness about various learning claims. It is essentially about issues doing with the creation and dispersal of knowledge specifically zones of request.

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New Shipscourt

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The New Shipscourt


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This is the narrative of an empire that calls themselves a federation with common people sharing their wealth and culture.  The Commonwealth Republic Of Nations spread over hundreds of galaxies, and they have a thirst for absolute control.

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Asgard Press Designs

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Now Available, Autumn Eve.

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Autumn Eve Now Available!


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Autumn Eve is available for purchase in Hardcover and eBook.

Autumn Eve: The most endearing friend that we all share, and the relentless adversary that shadows us , is the very residence by which we conduct our lives: Time.

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Featured In Huffington Post

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Featured In Huffington Post


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The most endearing friend that we all share, and the relentless adversary that shadows us , is the very residence by which we conduct our lives: Time. It is the foe that we all try to outrun, the echo of our dearest memories, and our weary companion after a long journey through this life. Some of us may think life is too short, and others believe that forever is too daunting.

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Critical

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Critical


By Garrett Lee at Posts by Garrett

Instead we should contend to create the best version of our culture today so that a logical progression of what the future holds is directly correlated to what we make of today.

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General Schools of Thought

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General Schools of Thought


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To give you a more overarching approach, here is a list of major philosophical schools of thought that lead us to our current-day ideologies, as well as a comparison for Active Philosophy. Read More...

First Copy Came! Coming to Everyone Else September 2, 2016!

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Autumn Eve Coming September 2nd!


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The most endearing friend that we all share, and the relentless adversary that shadows us , is the very residence by which we conduct our lives: Time. It is the foe that we all try to outrun, the echo of our dearest memories, and our weary companion after a long journey through this life. Some of us may think life is too short, and others believe that forever is too daunting.

However we may feel or think about time, one thing is surely certain, it affects us at our very core. It’s effects are so confounding that many of us have come up with delusions and superstitions surrounding its nature in order to give us meaning. Whether it’s an afterlife that reassures us of our relevance, or hopes of eternal life so that we may never miss a moment, it is our experience of the time we have in our lives that makes everything around us meaningful. Every day we are on the eve of realizing our last seasons, our last nights, and how beautiful they all are.

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Autumn Eve Coming September 2nd!

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Autumn Eve Coming September 2nd!


By Garrett Lee at Posts by Garrett
The most endearing friend that we all share, and the relentless adversary that shadows us , is the very residence by which we conduct our lives: Time. It is the foe that we all try to outrun, the echo of our dearest memories, and our weary companion after a long journey through this life. Some of us may think life is too short, and others believe that forever is too daunting.

However we may feel or think about time, one thing is surely certain, it affects us at our very core. It’s effects are so confounding that many of us have come up with delusions and superstitions surrounding its nature in order to give us meaning. Whether it’s an afterlife that reassures us of our relevance, or hopes of eternal life so that we may never miss a moment, it is our experience of the time we have in our lives that makes everything around us meaningful. Every day we are on the eve of realizing our last seasons, our last nights, and how beautiful they all are.

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While you wait!

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While you wait!


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While you wait for my new work "Autumn Eve" (coming September 2016 from Asgard Press), check out my book "Hopeful Things."
"Hope is all the things that we hold closest to us, let it be a stepping stone that brings us stronger out of grief and pain, and let it be the gates that brings us through to waking dreams and love’s subtle warmth."
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New Book Coming Soon!

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New Book Coming Soon!


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The most endearing friend that we all share, and the relentless adversary that shadows us , is the very residence by which we conduct our lives: Time. It is the foe that we all try to outrun, the echo of our dearest memories, and our weary companion after a long journey through this life. Some of us may think life is too short, and others believe that forever is too daunting.

However we may feel or think about time, one thing is surely certain, it affects us at our very core. It’s effects are so confounding that many of us have come up with delusions and superstitions surrounding its nature in order to give us meaning. Whether it’s an afterlife that reassures us of our relevance, or hopes of eternal life so that we may never miss a moment, it is our experience of the time we have in our lives that makes everything around us meaningful. Every day we are on the eve of realizing our last seasons, our last nights, and how beautiful they all are.

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Transhuman. You and me.

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Transhuman. You and me.


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In spite of its growing prevalence, numerous individuals around the globe still don't comprehend what "transhuman" implies. Transhumanists comprise of life extensionists, techno-positive thinkers, Singularitarians, biohackers, roboticists, AI advocates, and futurists who grasp radical science and innovation to enhance the human condition.
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Gravitas

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Gravitas


By Garrett Lee at Posts by Garrett

The "bridge" between a natural instinctiveness for survival and self interest which crosses over into an altruistic creation that evolved from organic bodies into an abstract consciousness. This ability to create ideas, goals, and systems of cooperation amongst our species enabled a diversion from the rest of the animal kingdom.
This tangent has led our evolutionary path so far away from any other living thing we know, that it's often difficult to fathom the significance and the repercussions. We often anthropomorphize ourselves onto other animals, especially those that mirror our own biology. Our similarities with other life grounds our exceptionalism. When our tools and technology are taken from us, our humanity is still not eroded; we have our intelligence and intellect for all time, so that we may rebuild. No other life on Earth is capable our level of processing and application of our environment. Our evolution has brought us our consciousness, and exponential leap over other life, our progress will take the form of furthering that intelligence.

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CultureShft

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Our CultureShft


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At times, I digress on the issue of explaining why philosophy is vital to humanity; however, I will summarily inform you of the target in which Active Philosophy aims. This foundation of culture, Active Philosophy, is not about sensationalism nor is it about a discreet platform. This philosophy is about guiding people in society across shifts in culture which can be monumental leaps in thought, and it's also about living your life each day.

As the human species evolved and navigated it's way through the food chain, we employed natural selection. Due to the efficiency at which we obtained our consciousness, which played no small part in our exponential gains to become the dominant species, we began to utilize our minds in sculpting a civilization that gave us natural selection as a mere option.

We've developed a society that values choice that mixes with our logical deductive reasoning and chemical based emotion. Our culture can no longer effectively evolve by natural selection as the weakest of our species can counter the strongest with tools invented in the premise of our intellectual capacity. As a culture, it is our mantle to carry in confining our evolution, but in a new form of evolution that involves our intelligence and minds.

Active Philosophy are for those members in society that want to become better than they are now, to have their future secured, to have loved ones and neighbors succeed equally as well, but above all, live in a way that fulfills their emotional and logical goals. What you do today will very much affect those around you, more so if you hold a position of authority, and it will give affliction to all the tomorrows in your life. Trying to foresee the affects of a proverbial butterfly's wings can be daunting and lead to errors that you may not have realized could cause such alterations in your goals. Active Philosophy sets out to lay the foundation that will allow you to more clearly see your immediate actions in relation to both your surroundings and your future. It attempts to give meaning to your existence that are grounded in reality and reason.

There is a great deal of critical introspection amongst us. We have the necessary ego that allows us to change and advance our environment. There is vanity that allows us to erect a self-image that many of us project outwardly such as personal grooming, hygiene, and the fashion of clothing that we choose to live our lives in, as well as our personal iconography.

Then there is our outward perception, what we allow others to see and most importantly how people see us and the way they respond to our actions and inaction. It’s vital that our ego can match our observable iconography, it is essential in furthering that caricature without compromising our core beliefs.

Apathy gives us a responsibility to criticize. There is no excuse for the apathy that surrounds society and permeates each and every crack of our collective identity. The unfocused way people live their lives is the very antithesis from which our evolution must progress. Not a judgmental attitude or presumption in how we or I believe that evolution must develop, much more of a net gain in all areas of our culture. Science, technology, civil and digital infrastructure, policy and politics, economy and currencies, all exist to benefit humanity, and each day that apathy overtakes action is a day in which we lose ground.

A conviction that strives to reform the languid regression of those various landscapes must be exhibited by all whom endeavor to look towards the future. The future is unknown, it’s the very essence of the term. We may not be able to judge or force ourselves to conform to what we believe the future should be, instead we should contend to create the best version of our culture today so that a logical progression of what the future holds is directly correlated to what we make of today. I’m on a mission to criticize, should you be as well?

Our culture will evolve beyond petty superstitions such as religion, spirituality, and the natural selection mentality that propagates malcontent, inequality, poverty, and above all sorrows, we will shed off the destruction that strangles our lives.


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My Website Redesign

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Welcome To My New Site


A clean slate. As my projects continue to expand in scope and breadth, I have found it necessary to revisit the purpose of my website. I’ve decided to discard the majority my old site and its design in order to create one that I can begin to create my brand. A “brand” can often be a confusing prospect, in both meaning and its conveyance. I believe one’s brand is synonymous with a platform. It is my objective to construct a platform so that my writing and other works can have access to a wider audience and as a springboard to my various endeavors that are scattered online.

I will take this process in twofold. This will be the first step towards a platform: the implementation of a new website that has a revamped user interface and with it, the experience. There will be a frequently updated web log (blog) that will keep those subscribing and viewing my burgeoning platform informed of all the progress I have made and currently working towards. The final steps will be a lengthy series of soft social media marketing and fine tuning the new website so that it fits in well with my workflow, and the site will be adjusted as I receive feedback from users. The second phase of my platform will be the release of a completed project that I have been working towards for a great deal of time. I will begin updating this new website with minor updates towards that project, as well as numerous news containing the publications of many of my other work in between. When the second step has begun, I will begin pushing social media direction towards my site with a stronger urgency and clearer focus. It is my intention that by the time this longterm project is complete over the course of the next few months, my new site will have succeeded in creating a new platform that has all the bugs kicked to the proverbial curb and also, that this website is streamlined into my workflow so that there will be a plethora of input regarding my various works.

Subscribing, following, bookmarking, etc., are all great ways to help me with this new platform. The best way however, is to read my published works and posts as I list them on garrettfrechette.com and to give all the input you can. Enjoy!

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