Politics as my Footnote

We are in the middle of a contentious election. And that is perhaps an understatement. There’s lots of opinions flying around, and even some violent displays of opinions. So this is a serious conversation. I don’t want to come off like I am taking the reality lightly. But I am doing my best to treat […]

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How Can We Know What’s Fake?

I’ve seen a disturbing pattern recently in the way people are reacting to the world. And even more disturbing, I have noticed it in myself as well. And what makes it all worse is that I don’t have a great solution to it. But as they say, noticing the problem is always the start of […]

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The Longest Week of My Life

Many people I know say that time just keeps slipping by faster as you get older. I have never really bought into this theory. It seems just like something that old people say. I don’t disagree with the fact that it does happen, just the why behind it. I refuse to believe that age is […]

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Overcoming Momentum

Momentum is a blessing and a curse, depending on which side of it you are on. I am speaking of momentum in a fairly physicsy way, so I’ll give a brief description. The basic concept is that objects want to keep doing what they are doing, and it takes some measure of force to change […]

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Whoops, I’m Playing Victim

I try not to play the victim. What I mean by that is that I try to act like I’m in control of my life regardless of external circumstance. I am responsible for how I respond to my external world. I don’t catch myself playing victim very often. In this case, I haven’t been writing […]

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When to Jump on the Bandwagon

Am I a band wagon jumper? If so, yuck. I don’t want to be part of the movement of mindless drones accepting everything they see. And I don’t want to be a hypocrite just joining a movement because it is cool. And yet I find myself adopting many things as a latecomer. Why is that? […]

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Whose Lives Matter?

My fear tells me I have nothing to say as a white man living a privileged life in the United States. What if my words will make things worse? What if it’s too little, too late? Well, I don’t usually let fear stop me from speaking my mind, so now doesn’t seem like the time […]

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