I realized, like a week ago, that there's a whole new decade coming up. I was born in 1980, which means I get to start my own new decade, too.
Is it just me, or does this ad for gold include a subliminal (or overt) connection between said precious metal and the Cross? A good occasion to refresh our memories regarding one William Jennings Bryan. Timely, timely, timely.
A good friend engaged me about this via email this week. I think it's just about beyond question that our national political structures are utterly, fundamentally broken at the macro level. A broad survey leaves little to the imagination: special interests, Big Whatever...in too many ways our politicians are not our own and are accountable … Continue reading How Broken Are Our Politics? Will Gen X Save The World?
Christopher Cocca Ed Koch has a very interesting piece up on RealClearPolitics. I'm not going to get into the Israel-Palestine debate in this post, but I did want to point out Koch's religious eclecticism on matters of the hereafter. I'm not in the business of opining on the eternal fate of people, but I do … Continue reading Ed Koch and the Afterlife of FDR
When deep space exploration ramps up, it'll be the corporations that name everything: the IBM Stellar Sphere, the Microsoft Galaxy, Planet Starbucks. - Fight Club We all know that companies (and specifically, the economic polices set forth by mercantilism) played a huge part in the founding of European America. It's probably safe to assume with … Continue reading The End of the Cold War as Summated by “Brands of the World”
Written in the second or third week of the Fall 2009 fiction seminar taught by Benjamin Taylor in the New School MFA program. I want to share some thoughts from my prose fiction seminar last week. These are via our teacher (paraphrased, some phrases quoted) with some extended, rambling reflections following the asterisks below. Art … Continue reading Storytelling and History