Vonnegut and the Mistake Machines

Vonnegut probably would have said that people are Mistake Machines. We all make mistakes, and we are as prolific and proficient at making them as we are at making anything else we have ever made. He also may have said that the best Mistake Machines of all are also fantastic Apology Machines because, while we [...]

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 Age of Enlitenment

(La Liberte an mangeant le peuple) I wonder if these are the last desperate gasps of the old regime or if the revolution is so poorly conceived that nostalgia will pave the way to something much worse. Only the erosion of time will reveal how the highly subjective eye of history will dictate it. How are [...]