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 [...]

The Kids Are Alright

If future generations are forced to suffer the same problems for which we are capable of finding solutions or have already found solutions, we will have failed. There exists an impulse within the bleakest cracks in the human psyche which drives us to purposely reengineer the same obstacles we have been unfortunate enough to endure. [...]

Paul Rudd Day

I think we can all agree that, societally, we are at a psychological boiling point and people have drastically opposing viewpoints on how to solve any of our issues. I don’t know the answer, but I think I have a pretty good idea of a solid first step. Mandatory random day off of work for everyone [...]

Id Disguised as Ego

Any simpleton can lie. It used to require a great deal of intelligence to be convincing to much more than half of any population.  There was once a required understanding, at least one would hope in society’s idealistic infancy, of several considerations which might allow lies to be so widely believed: the subtlety and nuance [...]

Octothorpe Oblivion

There is no point in distinguishing lies from the truth once it is all confined to perception. Minds made up to believe or reject without regard for evidence cannot be persuaded by even their own personal witness. Accept what we prefer, reject all else, this is the motto of our time as it was in [...]

The Future, Speaking of the Past

(The Fourth Industrial Revolution) Everything was automatic, so efficient that people were forced by an excess of spare time and the resulting boredom to interact with one another. This should have been the best possible outcome, but it seemed to them a most torturous situation. They were terminally advanced, inexorably detached. They went on about [...]