Category Archives: General Culture and News

Destroying Unity Is the First Step

I watched this clip the other day, and it made me ponder how much our culture and our media have changed in just a generation.   The message here is obvious.  The Team that Dare Not Speak its Name used … Continue reading

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Washington Examiner Piece on Digital Media and Censorship

I’m shamelessly using this post to promote a piece I wrote for the Washington Examiner.  This is a long-form magazine essay that updates and greatly expands some of the themes that I first discussed in this post from a couple of … Continue reading

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How to Promote Political Content on Facebook in 251 Easy Steps

Aficionados of this blog (both of you) may recall that I published a piece on the Covington Catholic controversy back in January. Readers seemed to respond to the post, and, before I knew it, the piece had over 300 organic … Continue reading

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Have We Finally Lost It?

The first time I saw the snippet of the MAGA kid / Native American drummer video, my reaction was about the same as most other people’s. “What a jerk that kid is.” “Somebody needs to teach him a lesson.” “I … Continue reading

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Real Americans

I’m not going to address this past weekend’s events specifically.  There are already hundreds of columns covering every aspect of what happened in Charlottesville (and what is happening, to a lesser extent, in Seattle and Richmond and elsewhere). Instead, I’d … Continue reading

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Let Me Tell You About Sundays

Let me tell you about Sundays. Sundays are terrific.  You can run errands or be lazy.  You can go to church or sleep in.  You can watch a game or read a book.  You can eat brunch or work out. … Continue reading

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Best of 2016

Happy New Year! Since today is (observed as) New Year’s Day, I thought I would go through the usual motions of curating the best material I generated in 2016 and putting it all in one post. 2016 included a fairly … Continue reading

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Ten Things I Learned in 2016

2016 was a . . . well, it was definitely a year. I learned a lot this year, though! Yes, 2016 provided some terrific opportunities for learning—sometimes via the proverbial “hard way.” Here, in no particular order, are some of … Continue reading

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Untitled Online Dating Podcast

Online dating is the worst, right? Well, maybe not the worst, but it’s not all rainbows and lollipops, either. Except maybe grindr.  Or so I’ve heard. Anyway, this week, I present a podcast that’s an adapted and updated version of an … Continue reading

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Flirting with the End of the World

In my second run at a storytelling podcast, I thought I’d shift gears and shoot for something more historical than personal. I tackle a crucial but probably underreported event that arguably affected just about every single person on the planet. … Continue reading

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