The Allure and Illusion of Donald Trump

The Allure As Carly stated, the popularity of Donald Trump is rooted in an “anger” with the politics-as-usual status quo of Washington[1], and although I agree with the sentiment of that assessment, I think the allure of Trump is more evident in the response of his GOP opposition than in the “angry” followers responsible for … Continue reading The Allure and Illusion of Donald Trump

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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 … Continue reading Why I Didn’t Vote

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. He was there with a woman, of whom I do not know, and it seemed as though he was trying to convince her that his campaign was the … Continue reading Meditations on Futility (Elections)

Can Happy Movies Lead to Violence?

A lifetime ago or so I was a film student and a freshman in college, excited to earn my chops behind a camera and become a modern day story teller.  Although, I later rerouted my GPS and changed my studies to my first true love: philosophy, I did end up learning some interesting things about … Continue reading Can Happy Movies Lead to Violence?

The Facebook Blog that Will Change Your Life!!!

The Facebook Party: My partner and I have been reluctant to attending this party but our co-workers have ensured us that it will be fine and that it is totally kid friendly too. We decided to go to this party, for the first time, on a Monday night- in hopes it would be less overwhelming, … Continue reading The Facebook Blog that Will Change Your Life!!!

First Meditation from Last Meditation

For what I can remember, every night, throughout my entire life has gone through, for the most part, the same process.  The process is, generally speaking, quite anxiety provoking and it’s something that I prefer to avoid.  I have gathered from this, that this is the reason for my proclivity towards staying up late- being … Continue reading First Meditation from Last Meditation

The Memorial Day Illusion

Today is Memorial Day and I am bombarded with Facebook posts that are asking me to take the time to honor the men and women who have served our country and not to passively and disingenuously dismiss Monday as being only instrumental in allowing for a three-day weekend and an excuse to drink in excess … Continue reading The Memorial Day Illusion