Individualism vs Collectivism

It’s odd when you think about how most of your understanding of the world, your political views, your goals, and much more is defined by just a few experiences. I can lay out the path from being born a southern, Christian-by-default, Republican-by-default kid to a Democratic Atheist person whose not sold on the virtues or unendingness of Capitalism. Funnily, the International House of Pancakes has quite a bit to do with the start of all that, but I’ll save some of those stories for another post. [Read More]

68 Million Americans

The Thing that has struck me the most over the past 2 days as the election coverage rages on in the background is the number (currently) 68 million. 68 million americans went out of their way over the past 2 days to cast a vote for one of the worst peopleto lead a nation in our lifetimes. To say nothing about his policies other than he hasn’t done enough for any particular sect of society, except the uber-rich maybe, to justify achieving his cult-like, god-like status among his followers, 68 million Americans still chose him as the next POTUS. [Read More]

Election Night Anxiety

I decided to spin up this blog instead of stare at the speculation fest on TV or pretend that doing something else was worthwhile. Trump Tonight reminds me of the last election and what a shock it was to so many of us. I was on a business trip in New York and just went to bed gobsmacked. The next morning, the city was so eerily quiet and ominous. Through my life I’ve learned that we’ll always (so far) group together and move forward, but I feel like that ominousness hasn’t completely lifted over the last 4 years. [Read More]