When I was 18 I was fortunate enough to go on a trip to Italy and France. In Paris, I had a profound experience with kind strangers who opened their bar after hours to prevent us from walking through a bad part of town. While there they served us unlimited wine and bowls of peanuts […]Read more "Ugly Americanism"
Hey folks, who have suddenly been showing up on my website more frequently. Nevertheless, the Trump Criminal Organization has produced a lot of news since my last post. Currently trying to figure out what subjects to focus on for the next piece, but I might choose to instead focus on the decline of American culture […]Read more "Hang Tight, Content Coming"
There’s a difficulty I find in trying to express the feeling this time period has produced in me. It’s a numbness, but a burning numbness, which undermines the entire definition of what numb is. I feel nothing and everything at once. Yet we are at a juncture in time where little makes sense anymore, so […]Read more "Kremlin’s Kraken Keeps Trumping America"
These days news moves with the speed and intensity of a hurricane bearing down on some poor Caribbean U.S. territory. It’s overwhelming, and no matter how many boards you put up to maintain some barrier between you and the storm, you’re going to be left powerless and will be forced to tread water as you drag […]Read more "Wild, Wild Country: The Implosion of a Cult Leader’s Presidency"
In recent weeks, our concerns about social media platforms, particularly the ones run by a Zuckerberg, have been confirmed. But not just confirmed in the way we assumed they sold our data, you know, to market to us directly. No, instead it seems Facebook was quite complicit in aiding the propaganda campaign aimed at undermining […]Read more "Saying Goodbye to Facebook and Instagram"
Pro athletes compete aggressively with each other but are often friends off the court or field. They know there is a time and place for competition, and because of their circumstances (making millions to do it no matter a win or loss) they can compartmentalize in a healthy way. After all, their literal survival does […]Read more "On Competition"
Every time I talk to Baby Boomers about how precarious our entire global situation is they always bring up the Cuban Missile Crisis to somehow undermine my point. Look, perception is not often reality, and in hindsight we know that situation was not as dangerous as it seemed then. Both countries knew it was mutually […]Read more "A Brief Reflection on the State of the World"