Marie Kondo & American Chaos

Sparks joy. Does that spark joy? Honey, maybe we can spark joy later tonight? It can be used straight or with a touch of sarcasm. What is sparks joy? It is the most memorable catchphrase from the tidying up expert from Japan and Netflix phenom Marie Kondo. Kondo has given Netflix the water cooler original…

Manipulating & Medicating Masculinity

Most things in America today happen and then cause two different reactions like a split drop of water down an arm. Same drop, same molecule of H2O, and same arm yet different paths. It is not chaos theory. This is due to the political mindset of the individual. There is reality, and then there is…

The Jewish Tribal Crack Up

On the edge of the punditry, some observers noticed the hypocrisy of some of the largest advocates for open borders and the soft spot they have for a certain ethnostate with strict immigration controls. The cracks were present even then, but only after Trump’s arrival did they erupt. New York Times has steadily noticed it….

All About AOC

She is the flavor of the month. She is an Instagram sensation. She is a wide eyed, starstruck newb in the halls of power. She is the face of an ascending generation. You already know who I am typing about and have her face forming in your brain. She has hucksters like Cernovich calling her…

Hijacked Exploration Instincts

Avoiding the news is a good strategy. The random noise that is recorded and reported often distracts the consumer. The noise generates emotion. One emotion that seems to grow if one were to note the trends in news is confusion or disgust at the degradation of individuals or death of individuals through their need to…

Gentrification’s Hollow Victory

Have you driven through a gentrified neighborhood? It is marvelous is it not? The streets are clear of needles. The porches are clear and clean. The old homes are restored. Brick warehouses or storefronts have been sand-blasted, looking like they did in 1910. You can walk streets at dusk with a friend without a care…

Ethics Without Ethics

Last month, my daughter’s ballet class had a parents’ open house. Five year olds in tutus struggle through basic steps, but it is to share a Kodak moment. Across the floor my daughter and the handful of other girls moved. She laughed with a little towheaded girl when a specific song came on, and that…

Accelerationist Court Rhetoric

After the Kavanaugh fiasco, a cry rose up from the punditocracy. “When we get back in power, we will stack the Supreme Court! #11Justices” Some even said this should be a litmus test for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Politicians did not say this but the media did, which holds real power anyway. The media…

The Microcharity Future

All institutions are under fire in America. The survey results for faith in institutions shows eroding trust in all except for the military, but they are just one punch away from joining the rest. One that gets less attention but is suffering immensely are American charities. This points to an opportunity now and to build…

When Bioleninism Backfires

Summer has come and gone. With more people out in the warm summer weather, one gets to see the state of society and the culture in greater detail. More people are out mingling. Vacations are taken. The beach calls us. Few places reveal so much about people and preferences than beaches. The beach also shows…