New World Disorder

“The primary cause of disorder in ourselves is the seeking of reality promised by another.” ― Krishnamurti Catalonia. Bolivia. Hong Kong. Chili. The United States. And many others. What do they have in common? Unrest. And this was before the pandemic got into full swing. Now, it’s the United States, yet again, with France, the […]

My 2020 Overview & 2021 To Do List

2020 was some year. 2021 is shaping up to be along the same lines, but more orderly (for me), even if not for many other people. The beginning of the year was spent in limbo with jobs in turmoil and the remainder was spent working OT, making arguments for hazard pay while repeatedly getting sick […]

United State of Problem Denial

“Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by fighting back.”― Piet Hein, Grooks 1 “The problems are solved, not by giving new information, but by arranging what we have known since long.”― Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations Problems are something people like to avoid. It’s a rare person that will leap headfirst into a problem without being prodded […]

Freedom: An International Illusion

“A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.”― Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back Most people like watching magicians. A good magician can pull off tricks that appear to be as real as the day is long through a series of methods involving subterfuge, sleigh of hand, […]

Freedom: A Great Lie

“But the Hebrew word, the word timshel—‘Thou mayest’— that gives a choice. It might be the most important word in the world. That says the way is open. That throws it right back on a man. For if ‘Thou mayest’—it is also true that ‘Thou mayest not.”― John Steinbeck, East of Eden I can’t say for sure […]

Potential Sources of the Poisoned Mentality in US Politics

“The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. One word of truth outweighs the world.” ― Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn I like to watch people. People are interesting, even people that don’t agree with me. And twenty years of customer service experience has given me a lot of practice at […]

Social Media: Time Waster and Mental Health Destroyer

A smart, curious person on a site like this is like walking a dog into a vet without a leash: they’re going to sniff someone’s ass and possibly start a fight and there’s nothing you or the dog can do about it because it’s the nature of the beast.

Politism: A New ‘ism

I wasn’t going to write this, but then, of course, I seen something so ridiculous and related to the subject that I just had to. Much in the same way that Jim Carrey’s horrendous picture prompted me to write a few words on another distasteful subject. I’ll return to the thing that convinced me this […]