Information Is Free … Now What?

For the overwhelming majority of human history, access to information has been severely limited. Sometimes, this was because the authorities (secular or religious) suppressed unsanctioned ideas, but usually it was the result of simple logistics: if you couldn’t find a living expert or an authoritative Read More …

A Metaphysical Defense of “Propping for Instagram”

Social media is like a crowded bar. It may be unpleasant, but everybody goes, because everybody is there. As a result, much like an overstuffed room full of belligerent drunks, Twitter and Facebook have devolved into ideological echo chambers full of vitriol, decorate with all Read More …

“Range 15” And The Veteran-Civilian Divide (Podcast #10)

In this episode, I chat with Anthony Curtis, an Army combat veteran who served in Iraq, about the veteran-produced zombie comedy, “Range 15.” As it turned out, discussing “Range 15” opened the door to a great conversation about the many challenges that veterans face, and Read More …

“Lost Horizon” And The Culture Of Excess

Is passion the opposite of wisdom? Is an excess of moderation possible? Does a good man owe the world his service? These questions haunt the pages of James Hilton’s “Lost Horizon” like the restless specters of lost travelers. Published in 1933, the story’s gentle blend Read More …

Awaken

Have you ever glimpsed the world as it truly is? Perhaps it was a moment of profound heartbreak. Perhaps it was suddenly, unexpectedly, becoming drunk on beauty. Perhaps it was the words of a song that suddenly lifted the blinders of your mind. Whatever the Read More …