Category: Social Commentary

Is it Easier? (Vlog)

  There’s a difference between production and creativity. The tactile inspiration of a rotary phone, the subtle suggestions of mechanical motion, are these the origins of creativity. Was creativity easier for Blixa Bargeld in the 80’s? Or is creativity easier for all of us…

Sensationalism Buries Flint and Hampers Environmentalism (Vlog)

    Zoologists and climatologists have challenged the narrative portrayed by the new Netflix documentary ‘Our Planet.’ This documentary tied walruses jumping to their deaths to global warming without giving due consideration to alternative explanations. This very much seems to be a case of…

Is Now The Best Time To Be A Writer

The modern day certainly isn’t romantic. You need time for romance. And the modern day is all about instant access.  So, it’s no surprise that sepia hued conceptions of lone desks in sparse rooms reeking of whiskey jar with reality. And this jarring leads…

One More and One Less

  In any case the TL; DR version of this is every time you sit down to write or learn; you’re not only doing it one more time but also one less. Cause the Grim Reaper is standing right there, playing Yo-Yo, and sometimes…

Dudebro Six Figs – The New Approach to Writing

The pines creaked and swayed. Cold settled like a chill blanket as the sun slowly sank. If I followed the advice I’ve found in some writers guides I’d have never arranged words in that particular order. Those sentences wouldn’t exist. Description is gauche you…

Sargon of Akkad is a Bugeyed Boy Scout Loon – Ideology kills Nuance – Envirofail

By viewing this discussion via the lens of individualism vs collectivism Sargon has missed some key points. It, i.e ideological lenses and pathos are perennial problems with being a pundit. I’m not here to berate Karl but rather point out some misconceptions he’s allowed…

Noble Order of Asshole Knights – Join or Serve!

So, I was practicing violin (poorly) from a Mel Bay book I picked up. One of the songs is Gavotte by some fop named Praetorius. Being that I’m about as naturally musical as a coked up bobcat trapped in well full of nettles I…