Category: Essay

Why Kanye West and John Legend’s Friendship is the Best Thing in the World Right Now

Why Kanye West and John Legend’s Friendship is the Best Thing in the World Right Now

Last week Kanye West blew up Twitter with a series of tweets on creativity, individuality, openness, community and free thought. He’s been silent on Twitter for years but with over 30 million followers, a tweetstorm gets noticed.                 There was nothing controversial about his tweets. In fact, we were all loving them — and Kanye! — and...Read More
Molly Ringwald Revists The Breakfast Club and Totally Forgets What It Was Like To Be A Teen In the Eighties (or Ever)

Molly Ringwald Revists The Breakfast Club and Totally Forgets What It Was Like To Be A Teen In the Eighties (or Ever)

Last week, The New Yorker published a personal essay by Molly Ringwald reflecting on the movies of John Hughes through the lens of the current #MeToo movement. #MeToo is a national trend of women and some men who are speaking up about sexual harassment that they have suffered or endured from powerful men who have either had power over their...Read More
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
Grasping for Humanity in Trump’s America

Grasping for Humanity in Trump’s America

  Can Conservatives Reclaim Their Status as Humans?  Originally published on Iron Ladies. Part Two of Three part series.  Read part one: "I Don't Want to Write About Politics" The media narrative has recently turned away from reporting the news and instead has become some sort of social shaming and intimidation tool to categorize people by groups and then dismiss...Read More
Go Forth: A Journey South by Goldmund (Book Review)

Go Forth: A Journey South by Goldmund (Book Review)

Go Forth: A Journey South by Goldmund is a quick and dirty book about his travels to Oaxaca Mexico to "see the beautiful sights and enjoy the beautiful women." His trip, and the book, do not disappoint as he achieves both. Goldmund's narrative style is simple and straightforward with impeccable timing when highlighting the irony in female behavior.  His style...Read More
Women Have a Deep Need for Security

Women Have a Deep Need for Security

Women have a great need for security. It is part of our nature to seek security because we are naturally insecure.  On a survival level we have a subconscious awareness of our small size and weaker physical stature and seek protection. While our need for physical protection to compensate for our vulnerabilities that come from being smaller, pregnancy, frailty, etc...Read More
Never Give Up More than You’re Willing to Lose

Never Give Up More than You’re Willing to Lose

I live on the ocean and I've grown up spending a lot of time at the ocean, whether it was the cold waters and shell covered beaches of Massachusetts or the warmer waters and sandy beaches of Florida or the quiet beaches in the Carolinas there is one thing in common and it's that building a house on the water...Read More
How to Defuse the Power of Words

How to Defuse the Power of Words

As I wrote recently in "Insults Don't Matter" one of the most important skills of a no bullsh!t mindset is the ability to be impervious to insults, attempts at character assassination, name calling and other rat behavior meant to topple the power dynamic leaving you on the losing end. On the flip side, one must also be unaffected by flattery as it...Read More
Insults Don’t Matter and Neither Does Flattery

Insults Don’t Matter and Neither Does Flattery

You Can Walk Through Glass If you woke up one day and found out that something that has the capacity to cause great injury had no effect on you, how would you react? If you realized that, for instance, you could walk through glass without a single scratch, much less the bloody lacerations that would have once torn through your...Read More
Women Are Needy and Terrible Listeners

Women Are Needy and Terrible Listeners

It's true.  Women are terrible listeners. I don't know how we got the reputation for being good listeners because we aren't. Not even a little.  I guess we are good at all the peripheral signals of listening: eye contact, nodding, sympathetic sighs, touching a hand, asking probing questions. But when it comes down to actually hearing information as it is...Read More