The Deception of Desperation

Seeing anything as absolute keeps you from understanding anything beyond what you’ve limited yourself to understanding. It’s not knowledge that would lead a person to this end, it is desperation. Desperation begs for an ultimate answer when an ultimate answer is an unknowable impossibility. You simply cannot know. You can believe. That will need to [...]

From Quarantine to You

As my friends floated into the ether of boredom brought on by quarantine, I started creating videos to entertain anyone who might be watching on my Facebook pages. I hadn’t picked up my guitar much or sang much in a while, so I decided to do some music. I also read a couple of chapters [...]

Mercenaries On Vacation

Our own understanding of our importance is one of our most defining tragic flaws because it first gives us a false sense of overarching accountability. What we feel we are accountable or responsible for is our source of pride. This pride has a tendency to grow, allowing us to believe that our initial importance is [...]

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 [...]

The Myth of Plural Pronouns

Politics are a scam to get you to use plural pronouns when describing your affiliation to one of the two main political parties. We, us, they, them; if you’re an average American, you’re not really on either of those teams, you can’t afford to be. Trust that any benefit of their triumphs which extends to [...]

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 [...]