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Rape Culture and Feminist Vitriol

First let me state for the crowd that I am adamantly in support of victims of sexual assault/harassment.  I am concerned and disgusted with the rate of sexual assault in the world. Though it has been exaggerated by false statistics in the past, even a rate of 1% of our friends, daughters, sisters, brothers and …

Love and Intimacy in the age of MeToo

No means NO. We get it! We really do! This is the easy part to understand. But what about the girl who we make advances on and she accepts, kisses back, gropes us back, and seems to enjoy the intimacy – but then later claims she was forced? What?! These are the things we are …

Kanye West White House visit and Fallout

Kanye West recently went to the White House for some sort of meeting. He’s been very pro-Trump recently and very outspoken in some of his views of which there are some kooky ones. That’s fine, he’s allowed to be kooky. He is now receiving a fair amount of blowback and criticism for his visit and …

Diversity for Diversity’s Sake

It seems that people have problems with the make up of certain political parties or politicians from certain areas. The problem stems from the idea that they aren’t filled with enough diversity. As if diversity is the goal and not an accurate representation by qualified people. And that’s the general problem with most politics of …

Afraid of Critique? Only if you’re an SJW…

It seems more and more that I see controversial opinion pieces being touted as the best, hottest new morals and roadmaps for the world to follow. Articles criticizing Dave Chapelle’s latest special “Sticks and Stones” that claim it just isn’t funny and is instead simply offensive and vulgar are the current trend. Which is funny …

The 3rd Party Vote

If you’re like me, and I’m betting you are, you’re frustrated. Frustrated with how the election cycle has become a sham. Frustrated with the “lesser of two evils” situation that we’ve been saddled with for at least 20 years in America. Frustrated with the way it seems the odds are stacked against the average citizen. Luckily, we in …

Advice on How to be Creative

Creativity is a tough thing to define and an even tougher thing to teach. Some people seem to be BORN to be creative. Some people seem to always jump to the best, most interesting, most creative problem solving ideas before any of their peers. Is this you? Or are you wanting to emulate these “gifted” …

It’s up to YOU

It’s up to you to make your life what you dream of.  Nobody else is going to do it for you.  They’re all too busy trying to make their life better – or at least trying to keep their life from sinking. So when you do something awesome and nobody claps for you, don’t fret. …

Believe in Yourself

I was just thinking about this subject.  You see, you HAVE to believe in yourself.  Because honestly, not many other people will. At least that’s true at first.  And that’s fine. You should know yourself better than anyone else.  And if you don’t then you should take some time to meditate on who you are …

Focus

    I want you to zero in on the word “focus” in that quote by Socrates (*Edit: I also want you to know that this quote is often misattributed to the historical, Greek Socrates.  It is not from him.  Instead, it is from a fictional character named Socrates in Olympic Coach Dan Millman’s book, …