Haute Box

Many social groups are just as pretentious as those that boldly claim to be. Sometimes, those who seem as though they should be the most open-minded are this same amount of pseudo-pretentious. It's mostly because people are insecure, and we struggle with our need to belong. Once we feel we belong, we need to reinforce [...]

The Ruminant Fates of Man

Everyone makes a difference, much of it is done unintentionally. The results are as equally horrifying as those we supposedly learned from. Judge evil by the desired outcomes, but don’t dismiss the wrong done when done absentmindedly, even if the probable eventualities have not or not yet been reached.  We labored under the false pretense [...]

We Will Be Fooled Again

We dismiss the contrarian. We ridicule the eccentric purist. We hold strong to our first instinct and our entitlements. Our thoughts are beyond reproach. And we are wrong on every account. We can be fooled. We will be fooled, time and again. We need more than ever to reconsider, to accept our folly, to consider [...]

Limited Time Sale

Diminishing Return Diminishing Return is my contribution to the hope for compassion in society and the support of suicide awareness. It may not change the world in any large way, but I hope that for some of you, it will serve as an encouragement to continue to give a damn about each other despite our [...]

Death on Vinyl

I’m waiting for that record scratch moment when something so insane and horrible happens that the whole country stops and goes “OK, wait, this is not cool!” and we can all agree on a more reasonable compromise for the better. It may be too late. We may be past our ability to be affected as [...]