Failing in Color

So that I better understand the issues presented, from what I gather, the popular consensus is that doing things the way we’ve always done them is more important than doing what is right. Can this be correct? We are self-chained to an ignorant, egotistical pride in believing that we cannot agree with any part of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Humanity Graded on a Curve

At our absolute worst, we consistently allow our need for personal satisfaction and comfort to precede those same needs in others, from the nameless and faceless, to those with whom we are personally invested. At our best, we do the same, just a little less often, and, in some cases, we feel the regret for our [...]

Vocational Advocation

Every so often, not nearly often enough, I try to consider all of the things I’ve done, choices I’ve made, paths I’ve chosen for the better or worse; all of the terrible and wonderful bullshit which has built this life and those which have chipped away at its meaning. I consider the irrational and grounded [...]

Perception is Purgatory

How long before we become so callous that we no longer recognize hell?  Sometimes life is the gift we would like to believe we deserve.  Other times, it is the most elegantly designed of all the tortures; the one which we actually, wrongfully believe we deserve.