One Day I Will Write About Pretentiousness

I hate pretentiousness. There aren’t many things I despise more. But I don’t know how I’m supposed to talk about pretension without succumbing to it myself. Until then I’ll just keep doing my thing and avoid talking about what I hope is one of the fundamental elements of this blog. I dunno, maybe I’ll do a satire…

How To Increase Your Carbon Footprint

Is anyone else tired of hearing about how to shrink your carbon footprint? I guess it’s fine info if you swing that way, but from the perspective of balance there seems to be a lack of information on how to go about increasing your carbon footprint. As a red blooded American I have a problem with this for two reasons. First,…

Marty McFly Opens Up Possibilities for Time Travelers

If Marty McFly showed up at your doorstep would you be surprised? Probably not. McFly has opened up a paradox in the time-space continuum. While the Back-to-the-Future movies deal with the hazards of messing up the continuum, future time travelers could use Marty’s existence to delve deeper into the future. G.K. Chesterton’s Father Brown character…

Hipsters; Final Product of the Industrial Revolution

There’s a scene in the Terry Gilliam movie Jabberwocky where an old barrel maker is trying to teach his young apprentice the craft of barrel making. Despite his attempts at efficiency the sloppy nature of the boy’s work becomes evident the old barrel maker becomes enraged and rants about the loss of craft. I feel the…

Lessons From LeSean

  This one’s for LeSean. Dreads past his shoulders. A huge grin displaying a large set of teeth going in every direction. A dedicated newspaper reader, who passed the practice on to me. A man who knew and understood his demons, but who had to face them alone. Here’s the story he told me. As…

An End To Problems

I am starting this series as a way to address the many problems faced by the human race. Join me in addressing and solving these problems. Let’s say no to problems and yes to solutions. Please respond with a problem you would like to see addressed and I will solve it in a future post.…