10 Years Later

"Professors I respect have told me to choose between pursuing a career as an artist, musician, or author. I admit their unanimous advice is practical, but I desperately oppose such a requirement to choose a creative focus.  I fervently believe being an artist, musician and author makes sense. Yet, when I explain myself to friends, [...]

Pedagogy + Education

This particular list was shared by one of my college professors. The grievance is that there are holes in education. These holes are proof of propaganda. This selective absence of information is prejudice that enhances one group while maligning all others. Education standards have been manipulated by nefarious people and practices that must be corrected [...]

Simplicity

When someone says modern art, I often consider things like– –which question the skill level required to be popular. I understand where the mockery comes from, but there is a double standard to address. The typical complaint relates to a common ability to reproduce an expensive painting with recognizable features. To summarize, a child can [...]

Echo Chamber

I have worked in environments surrounded by liberals (at one place, Trump’s face was given a Hitler mustache and posted on a dartboard) and I have worked in environments surrounded by conservatives (at one place, we listened to Rush Limbaugh in the afternoons). The point of interest to me is that both parties feel marginalized, [...]

A Question Was Asked and I Responded

Throughout drafts of writing this my thoughts have strayed from the topic at hand. As a millennial man attracted to the teachings of Mark Driscoll and Jordan Peterson, what was/is the appeal and connection to them? Our contemporary culture is reacting to previous circumstances. This should be an obvious observation, but we (as a common [...]

Book Club

This book was recommended by a friend. Our family backgrounds are similar, we are the same age, went to the same elementary school and middle school. We then attended different high schools (although part of the same county) and different colleges, although both were funded by the same state. Years later, we began talking again [...]