The “Rolling Stones” have real drive. But ABBA’s music better reflects the human condition. My suspicion is that the as the Baby Boomers age and disappear, so too will the Stones.
When my fifth graders all flunked the physical fitness test, I decided to do something about it. Every day after lunch we jumped rope for five minutes. It worked.
Watching episodes of the 1960's show "The Twilight Zone," I noticed that we used to define adulthood as coming to accept that mankind's negative traits can be ameliorated, but not completely eradicated.
When we pull back the curtain, the evidence that Fox News, and Rupert Murdoch, created and sustained our current political moment, appears far more circumstantial.
Unfortunately for men, women are fickle. Many are beginning to realize that a soft, sensitive, elegant man isn’t what they really want.
Truth is the best antidote to hatred. Not my truth and your truth, but the conviction that it is possible for both of us to reach agreement on the truth of things with reason, evidence and dialogue.
Owning and shooting a gun promotes self-reliance, personal responsibility, and community.
There’s no manual for becoming a man. Nonetheless, there are concrete steps men can take towards positive masculine ideals.
Young men need authority structures to belong to, and in lieu of that, some are turning to hate.
Dog owners are willing to spend more on their pets than cat owners – including to save their lives. One reason suggested was that dog owners had stronger bonds to their pets, which prompted them to spend more on things like veterinary care.
It’s always good to start by asking if you can hold the baby. Some moms would appreciate the help, but they are scared to impose.
The future is neither 1984 nor Brave New World. It’s a mix of both.
Why is it we can no longer laugh at ourselves, our neighbors, and our respective quirks?
Over the last few generations, America’s elites have stood in the way of the working class’s pursuit of the American dream by devising, and then tenaciously defending, policies that actually impede upward economic mobility.
Those who smear an entire part of the population with the label “white privilege” paint with far too broad a brush.
A local news documentary about Seattle’s rampant homelessness and drug-abuse crisis has touched a nerve with the city’s residents.
Don’t fool yourself. Everyone is a potential target. Anyone can be called out.
It turns out that this paradox of isolation and connection is nothing new. Fyodor Dostoevsky observed a similar trend in his own day.
Time seems to go faster as we age. When we were children, the school year and then the summer seemed to stretch forever. As adults, we wonder where the time went.
In the end, we can have individual justice or we can have social justice, but we can’t have both
I also wonder if Jussie Smollett ever encountered a university administrator who taught him that one could gain power by feigning impotence and claiming victimhood. If so, that would explain a lot
Peterson fights back tears, and gives an answer of startling humility.
Caregiving is important. The mind-numbing, ordinary, unseen, everyday sacrifices have an impact far beyond what we see in the present.
If we’re tired of seeing this promising generation flounder, then perhaps they’re at least entitled to being shown a better way forward.
Our elites believe they can engineer complex systems and institutions from the top, and thereby control national and global conditions. But our tech-based systems have outgrown such deterministic control.
“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two makes four,” Winston Smith tells us. “If this is granted, all else follows.” When I read this line 25 years ago I didn’t understand what Orwell was saying. Now I do.
Those radicals of the 1960s seem to have won the game. Or have they?
Hipsters, like many Americans, have confused the plethora of consumer-oriented diversions and incessant internet interactions with living a wholesome life.