Scott Kennel

Scott Kennel is in his first year of Professional Writing at Algonquin College. Now almost two years out of high school, he spent his first year of freedom travelling, spending one month in Paraguay and Brazil, three months trekking west through Canada, and three months in South Africa.

His pastimes include reading, writing short stories and contemplating the limits of human existence.

He hopes to become a writer, supplement his salary with miserable jobs and travel the world whenever his heart calls to somewhere else.

Uncommon Ideas

Life is strange, and the many weird things in this world often lead people to unusual philosophies. I have some uncommon ideas of my own.

Friday
Apr082011

Living Philosophy

Many people are not interested in ideas or philosophy because it is too abstract; they may even find philosophical ideas interesting but have no desire to explore those ideas because they believe there is no practical use for them.

However...

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Thursday
Mar312011

Feature: The Mad Bastard

Kevin Quain, the Quintessential, Original Garage Jazz Musician

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Friday
Mar252011

“Precious Anarchy...‘O beauty, 'til now I never knew thee’"

 

 

This is the article where I think you will lose all faith in my ideas.

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Thursday
Mar102011

Viva la Failure!

The greatest state a human being can achieve is one of perpetual revolt and failure.

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Thursday
Mar032011

Fiction: Nymphs

“Let’s go see if there’s anything weird in the bulrushes,” I say because I’m tired of sitting here.

We get up and start walking across the football field. At other end Laura, Caitlin and Dianne are sitting under the trees. We pass them and go down into the ditch with the long grass; they didn’t look at us. I glance over to the asphalt to see if there are any teachers—they don’t like us poking around in the ditch. Mr. Derry is walking the other way and he won’t see us.

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Friday
Feb112011

Don't Trust the Pursuit of Happiness

Happiness. That’s what everybody wants right? That’s what everybody’s looking for. They may all be doing it in their own way, but the end goal is the same. Everybody wants to live a happy life.

But they shouldn’t.

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Thursday
Feb102011

Review: Waking Life

Written and directed by Richard Linklater and released in 2001, Waking Life is about a young man, trapped in a perpetual dream he cannot escape.

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Thursday
Jan272011

Amateur Philosophy

Philosophers, writers, religious teachers—basically anybody who thinks about the world around them—tend to come up with some pretty weird ideas about the nature of the human experience, the things that humans should value and strive for and even the physical and metaphysical (beyond physical) nature of the universe.

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