Nunc lento sonitu dicunt, morieris. Now this bell softly tolling for another, says to me, Thou must die. John Donne In our modern age it seems we are obsessed with avoiding death. We don’t say someone died. They passed on. We don’t have funerals. We have memorial services, or life celebrations. To me this seems… Read More On Death
Originally posted on The Reformed Layman:
Now that it has become clear that the Republican candidate will be Donald Trump and that the Democrat candidate will be Hillary Clinton, the accusations have already begun against all who have said they will not vote for either candidate. “A vote for a third party or refraining from…
In the last essay, I wrote about the value of cultural assimilation, as well as the role that culture plays in both negative and positive policy outcomes. Given this fact, it seems that Europe, and soon America, will face a major challenge. As the Near East becomes more unstable, the pressure to accept more refugees will… Read More The Refugee Crisis & Why America is Different: Part II
Relevant thoughts on the election here. Regardless of who you support.
Driving home from work, the thought immediately struck me: President Donald Trump will be the national equivalent of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Frankly I don’t know how the comparison isn’t made more frequently. I could only find one article from Vanity Fair and one other from the Washington Post on the how their campaigns are vaguely similar.… Read More Donald & Arnold: Profiles in Political Mendacity
Not a long one today but I’ve always been interested in the last hold outs of any dead culture or long ago civilization. Stories of Ishi, the last of the Yahi Indians, where the remnants of Nazi Germany fled to, or the last defenders of Roman civilization in Britain have always interested me. Something about… Read More The Last of the Romans
It’s funny how Ted Cruz can be the first Hispanic/Latino to win a presidential caucus or primary and quite literally no one is excited for this first. I can absolutely assure you if Julian Castro had done so, it would’ve been trumpeted all over the media, day in and day out. But Ted? No one’s… Read More Marc & Ted’s Excellent Latino Adventure