Andrew Breitbart once famously stated, “Politics is downstream of culture.” And if you take that statement to its logical extreme, it means to influence culture is to influence the politics. This of course dovetails quite nicely with [whoever said], ‘A dictator doesn’t need to control the vote. All he needs to do is provide the… Continue reading The Importance of Culture
I just finished reading a friend forwarded NYT Op-Ed piece, The Age of Decadence and all I have to say to him in response is, ‘yes’; it is a valid macro worldview. However, reality as a particular physicist once said, ‘Is defined by the questions we put to it.’ (And the author here, is only… Continue reading The Age of Decadence
I read a variety of different things. And I like to mix up the fiction with the nonfiction. Balance technology with culture. Like now, I just finished a rather lengthy piece in the February issue of Wired on the Huawei debacle: The U.S. Declares War on Huawei. A few days ago I acquired a copy… Continue reading Demon Tattoos
Like most people, I dread each and every medical procedure – however small – but which thankfully in my case have been few and far between. Yesterday, I finally began the process for the replacement of the IOL (Inter Ocular Lens) in my left eye. This now requires lab work to be done prior. That’s… Continue reading Lab Visit
This is in regards to names and what we call our children. I was thinking about this as I pondered the dreadful possibility that my daughter’s first child should be a boy. God help us all if that is the case. Murdering, dreadful, feral little creatures. (I know, I was one.) But thinking about naming… Continue reading A Quick Thought on Parenting
He (Robert Smith, The Cure) gave an interview a number of years ago to where he revealed two unique things which have since stuck with me. First, when queried if he ever had adolescent acne, he replied, ‘No. All of my spots were on the inside.’ Second, when asked about telephones, he said he had… Continue reading Robert Smith
History shows, priests are first and foremost the ultimate bureaucrats. Nuff said.