I have licked clean the remnants of mush out of the tin bowls of the work camp cafeteria, gazing up at the sky surrounded by barbed wire, loaded guns, and typhus afflictions; my nostrils filled with the stench of smoke mixed with burnt bodies – the bodies of my kin – doomed to serve out […]Read more "I’ve Been to Auschwitz and I Am Still Ungrateful"
A dumb reason to start blogging: You’ll make a lot of money. You won’t You probably won’t even make a dime. I’ve been blogging for 345 days straight, and I see no dimes in my wallet. What gives? What am I doing wrong? Wait, who says I’m doing anything wrong? To write a blog you […]Read more "Blogging will change your life."
Preface Arguing against ideas espoused by the left doesn’t mean you’re some Ultra-Conservative Ben Shapiro Lib Owning Keyboard Warrior ravaged by a “moral panic over communism.” No, it means you’re skeptical. I say this not only to reassure myself, but to reassure thousands of others. Why rally against ideas usually associated with love and peace? […]Read more "Dear Left: Can Bias-Free Inclusive Language be Optional, not Mandatory?"
Not Wells Fargo. I cancelled my Wells Fargo account 2 years ago. Today I got an email from Wells Fargo. “We’re sending you a new credit card!” I cancelled my credit card 3 years ago. I don’t want a credit card. I don’t want a new credit card. And I really don’t want a new […]Read more "What bank should I use?"
Spotify | Apple | Watch on YouTube Corey Wilks earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from Marshall University. He later held a private clinical practice with Cabin Creek Health Systems. Today Corey applies the wisdom he learned from his therapeutic practices by coaching entrepreneurs on how to live a life of intention. What fascinates me […]Read more "Demystifying Therapy, Behavior Change, and Happiness with Psychologist Corey Wilks (#67)"
I didn’t vote for Trump. I oppose Critical Race Theory. Impossible! This is the problem of therefore. You oppose A, therefore you must believe in B. In our minds we create Venn Diagrams of people we disagree with, mixing them with A and B. This is a mistake. Who knew that a flat earther could […]Read more "You believe A, therefore you believe B."
If you want to convince everyone that you’re right – without opposition – take your idea to a group of people who can’t argue against it. Who can’t argue for anything except more time on Fortnite? Children. Children who’re demanding more time on Fortnite are being taught that math is/was racist. Whoever’s the head of […]Read more "Critical Race Theory: How to Convince Everyone that You’re Right"
Accountability keeps people in check. The culture of a workplace or a book club is built out of expected behavior. Don’t be a jerk, give everyone a fair chance, be polite. Without these rules in place, a culture collapses. However, accountability, like everything else that sounds good, is not insusceptible to turning sour. Sour accountability […]Read more "When Accountability turns Sour"
Education is changing. Andrew Barry and his wonderful cronies are to blame. For the last 8 weeks, I produced 8 videos documenting Andrew Barry’s online course for people who want to learn how to teach online. Andrew’s asking me for my thoughts on the course, so here they are. Half my brain was in editing […]Read more "Andrew Barry and the Online Education Revolution"
Who lied to us and said that authority can’t come from within? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines authority as “power to influence or command thought, opinion, or behavior.” When we think of authority, we usually think of cops or senators or well-trained experts like [YOUR FAVORITE CELEBRITY]. But can we not influence our own thoughts, opinions, […]Read more "What happens when you disobey your own authority?"