Category: Creativity

Let’s Reclaim Our Humanity Through Stories

Let’s Reclaim Our Humanity Through Stories

In Grasping for Humanity in Trump’s America, I wrote about the challenges faced on the right as a result of being dehumanized by the left and mainstream media. Being dehumanized is very dangerous and is something I think conservatives need to take seriously and try to counteract. As I’ve said before, I’m an artist. I’m a writer. I’m a citizen and a...Read More
Why The Political Right Needs To Get Creative & Support More Artists — NOW

Why The Political Right Needs To Get Creative & Support More Artists — NOW

We have religion; we have government and now we need art. “Politics is downstream from culture,” said Andrew Breitbart famously. Which means, if you want to influence people, you do it through culture. If you want people to think what you think, act how you want them to act, you first make them feel what you want them to feel,...Read More
The Art of Finishing Things, A Meditation on Writing and the Paintings of Lia Porto

The Art of Finishing Things, A Meditation on Writing and the Paintings of Lia Porto

There is no art in things left unfinished. There is no value in the incomplete. There is nothing meaningful in the unresolved. There are many things in the unfinished that can be admired: hope, inspiration, creativity, passion, indifference and ideas but not art. Art happens at the finish line. Art is where inspiration meets discipline, where passion meets fortitude, where...Read More
A Case for The Arts

A Case for The Arts

I read a lot about the benefits of a STEM education. There is a lot of negativity about studying the arts. In a world where making money, having power and gaining status are valued above all else, the arts, appreciation of the arts and creative expression are getting a bad reputation. It’s true, the arts are not great ways to...Read More
The End of Art, Creativity and Free Speech

The End of Art, Creativity and Free Speech

I recently wrote a book review of Roosh V.'s book, "Free Speech Isn't Free." As I noted in my book review, Roosh is well known for his books on how to approach, engage and seduce women and his teachings on game. But he is also infamous from the worldwide media storm he created in the summer of 2015 when he...Read More