So Prince is dead. And with the current media-driven hysteria being the boogeyman (boogeypersons?) of transgenders in bathrooms, the overlap and juxtaposition this, and of people mourning his loss, creates a sort of absurd, but beautiful music.
When my daughter was four, she flat-out asked if Santa was made up. And of course, being me, I told her the truth. We all know the basic arguments both for and against teaching your child to believe in a morbidly obese chimney burglar from
Emotions are like bare asses: some people may appreciate seeing yours, everyone else is going to be uncomfortable. That said, I’m genuinely happy right now.
Lots of calls for more gun control this week. I find it all bitterly hilarious given what’s behind it all. The root of the argument against armed citizens is the cynical view that the balance of people are bad, untrustworthy with liberty, and that the
On moving to Austin, my girlfriend gave me a warning: “This town is like Neverland”, she said, “full of pixies and Lost Boys who never want to grow up”. At the time I thought that was pithy, even cute. But after being here for almost
The only reason to pursue Strength is so that you can practice Kindness. A strong person has a greater capacity for being kind: providing for those they love, standing up to injustice, protecting those who are weaker. Pursuing strength for any other reason leads to
You’re not going to click this, even if you agree with it. Especially if you agree with it. You’re going to Like this post, maybe even share it, but your relationship with digital media has been so abusive that clicking on something seems like a
The difference between peasants and free men is that peasants are only allowed to bear arms in the service of their betters. The bulk of feudal peasants led lives that, for the time, were safe and comfortable; as long as they served the nobility well
I love people. No, seriously. Why are you making that face? You can tell how much I love people by the fact that I’m constantly disappointed by them; only a thing you love can disappoint you. I think the source of that disappointment is
You know, I think I finally figured out what chaps my ass about hipsters, especially the Austin variety: If you’re in your teens or early twenties, it’s fine that you’re trying to establish an identity, or even just cultivating an image. But by the