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"
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"
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"
I’ve been following this subject for awhile and came across a reddit comment that neatly and perfectly organized the troubling relationships Trump has with Putin allies and Russian mobsters. Forgive me as I forgot the commentor’s user name, but feel free to do your own research.Read more "A Comprehensive List of Trump’s Close Ties to RUSSIA"
So I accidentally wrote an essay on stupidity in response to an article about stupid people having more friends. My accidental essay was responding both to the main article and a comment claiming it was more about introverts vs extroverts. I think I make sense here, and for this being a stream of thought, I […]Read more "Accidental Essay on Stupidity"
It’s difficult to remember the exact moment I began to accept that Donald Trump would become the next President of the United States. All I know is that it was early in the morning and that no amount of alcohol could overcome the anxiety that seeped throughout my body until I lay frozen in place. […]Read more "Post-Mortem: Election 2016"