Monthly Archives: March 2018

Sleepy

By | March 31, 2018

Sleep is a very individual thing. Not only is adequate quality sleep necessary, people have different daily (“circadian”) rhythms – some people are most alert in the morning, others mid-day, and still others in the evening. Further, this does not seem to be due entirely to habits, and therefore we cannot just tell night owls… Read More »

Muse Ick

By | March 31, 2018

Why the music we love as teens stays with us for life. Speak for yourself. I now don’t like or find the music mostly unlistenable that I enjoyed as a teenager. For instance, my favorite song in 1992 was probably “Alive” by Pearl Jam. I can’t listen to that song at all anymore and it… Read More »

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Trauma

By | March 30, 2018

One of the things you’re witnessing in the Parkland students with their resilience to NRA/conservative harassment and calumny is that after trauma you tend to just not give a fuck. I was never in combat, but after being in the army and seeing friends and colleagues injured and killed on drop zones and in the… Read More »

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Pa’lante

By | March 28, 2018

Yeah, “Wow” sums up that performance. (“Pa’lante” is Puerto Rican slang that means something like “forward.” It’s a contraction of “para adelante.”) We live in an age where we are supposed to be dispassionate. Reasonable. It helps neoliberalism persist is why disengagement is so emphasized. She negates all that with her performance. It is why… Read More »

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The Fish Says “What’s Water?”

By | March 27, 2018

Does the average left/liberal plebeian even realize that their beliefs have been thoroughly and completely highjacked by neoliberal thought structures? Does it even occur to them? Equating of racism with not wanting liquid capital to destroy your country? There’s one. Believing that it’s just simply absurd to discuss things like single-payer or universal health care?… Read More »

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Astound

By | March 27, 2018

It’s astounding to realize just how many things in my lifetime have happened that people have insisted “can’t happen.” I think about that every day.

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Daniels

By | March 27, 2018

The Stormy Daniels case is utterly irrelevant to anything and is the kind of trivia those in power always wish you to focus on rather than any real issues. It’s the perfect liberal bait, too. I feel bad even devoting even these 20 seconds to it, but there you go.

Throw

By | March 26, 2018

“I just threw up on international television, and it feels great!” That’s better than all the self-help and motivational speeches in the world. The only thing that’s given me some measure of hope over the past few months about our collective future is those young people from Parkland. What’s great about them is they absolutely… Read More »

The Not Doing

By | March 26, 2018

Not doing something is the easiest thing in the world for me. Not signing up for Facebook? Done! I’ve continued to not do that for a very long time, and that simple inaction has made me look smarter and smarter by the day. I should keep not doing all the things because it’s just so… Read More »

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Gigged

By | March 25, 2018

20-something in 1958: why it sure is swell that even tho i never finished high school my job at the factory allows me to own my own home and financially support my wife and our three children 20-something in 2018: my boss is an app and i owe it money — i cant drive 2007… Read More »