Category Archives: Musings
Is a regular consumer of contemporary news, blogs, and political media more likely to feel optimistically or pessimistically about the world and its inhabitants? Sub-question: Is the news media’s (somewhat understandable) insistence on those stories which are divisive or outrageous … Continue reading
As always, what follows is an attempt to make logical sense of something I rather strongly suspect is fundamentally illogical (not necessarily in a bad way). I had an interesting conversation a couple nights ago that put a number of … Continue reading
Is a politician telling me “This is what America IS” really any different from a beer commercial telling me “This is what a man IS”? I’ve never identified with either the brand of masculinity portrayed in beer commercials or the … Continue reading
The concept has been prevalent across the mediasphere following President Obama’s recent speech justifying military action in Libya, in which Mr. Obama’s acceptance of a kind of American Exceptionalism was made abundantly clear. It’s a worldview I’ve taken issue with … Continue reading
TC the Cat’s comment on my last blog post deserves a longer reply, so here goes.
In Patrick Rothfuss’ much, much better second book The Wise Man’s Fear, his protagonist is drugged in such a way that all of his social inhibitions and groundings are entirely lifted; any and every action becomes suddenly permissible and attractive, … Continue reading