We’ve reached the post-truth era. 2016 will be the year the phenomenon of soothing truth was finally recognized, truth that massages our own biases and kneads away troublesome knots of inconvenient fact. Gradients of truth, varying in their veracity, overload our supposedly shortening attention spans and we are collectively led to the newspaper’s logical conclusion: memes […]Read more "Post-Normal"
Artifice is part of the story. Accept this premise so that you may be equipped to reject it.Read more "What’s Old is New Again"
Reflection, rather than noise, may save this country from its darkest fantasies. Plausible deniability makes a welcomed outcome all the more unlikely.Read more "Plausible Deniability"
Examine and voice your sources of happiness. Life will pass you by if you stay silent.Read more "Recalibration"
At this point, writing about the books that I read in the past year feels like reaching a checkpoint in an overly-long JRPG dungeon.Read more "2021 Selfies…with Books! Year in Review!"
The War on Terror is over. Express for yourself how you feel about the Taliban takeover and where America stands. These are my thoughts.Read more "Thoughtless: Disjointed Reflections on Afghanistan"
Post-truth threatens to create a populace that no longer believes anything. COVID is showing us that they may not even believe in death.Read more "Dismantling Post-Truth"
It is the mission of this life to identify the many ways one falls short from living an honest existence. Rather than consider this a morose undertaking, it’s rather a necessary exercise to reach meaning.Read more "The Uncompromising Nature of Tragedy"
Fairness presumes equal treatment. Fairness presumes an equal playing field. We simply aren’t playing by the same rules if we are not all aware of what we can do as members of the jury.Read more "A Step Towards Fairness and Justice"
The breach of the Capitol of the United States was, first and foremost, a breach of the United States of America’s center of power. What I saw was the successful challenging of America’s authority, unstopped by a security force that did not seem to know where its allegiance lied. The police set up a barricade […]Read more "January 6, 2021"
The official BLM website seems ready to wield the hammer and sickle. Why not also the gun?Read more "WHY BLM SHOULD BE A PRO-GUN MOVEMENT."