A Hopeful Memorial

Today is Memorial Day and we are bombarded with Facebook posts that ask us to take time to honor the men and women who have served our country and to not passively and disingenuously dismiss Monday as being only instrumental in allowing for a three-day weekend and an excuse to drink in excess with social […]

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A Letter to America

4 July 2015 Dear America (circa 1786), Today is your 239th birthday and in all honesty, you don’t look a day over 10. Things here in 2015 for the most part look very similar to the nice bright-eyed childhood you remember. There are still some folks who are all up in arms over taxes being used […]

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The Id-iotic Capitalist

As much as my desire wants to desire to know what it felt like to be born, I cannot recall such an experience.  Advertisements

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Drug Free(dom)

Hey there, yes you— the kid in the back. With your constant clatter and chatter. Do not talk back Hey there, yes you— the kid in the room. With your deliberate defiance. Do not assume. Hey there, yes you— the kid in the hall. With your nagging and non-compliance Do not befall. Hey Kid, do […]

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Learning to Die

Becoming aware of my own intoxication always seems to come to the forefront of my cognition through the same path as a wonderful idea Advertisements

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On My Mission

Ever since childhood I have been obsessed with attending church and as a product of that obsession I have attended the church services of nearly 20 different religious traditions.  My fascination with religion was and is deeply rooted in what is essentially a deeply rooted fascination with the idea of death.  I remember as a […]

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Why I Didn’t Vote

Before I go into depth explaining why I didn’t vote this year, I think it would be helpful to explain why I did vote in the previous elections.  I am 35 years old and I have voted in every single election since I was 18 years old, and even participated in Kid Vote when I […]

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Meditations on Futility (Elections)

A couple months ago I was sitting in a coffee shop in Palo Alto reading and in the booth next to me was congressional candidate Ro Khanna. Advertisements

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The Long Con

I recently read an article about the how Virgin Atlantic is going to start offering unlimited vacations to their employees. Following the trend started by Netflix and many other high tech companies. This seems like a pretty good deal— on the surface. Advertisements

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Ferguson and the Modern American Slave

When you see the militant-like images of Ferguson Missouri and think to yourself that they could easily be images from a distant war— well, you are right, and to be blunt— welcome to modern America. Advertisements

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