Globalization, Consumerism, and my Recent Stay in Poland

Not long ago I returned from spending about a month in Poland and Prague. In some respects, this post might seem to stray a bit from the usual scope of things here, but there is a justification to it. I'll explain later. Part of this trip to Poland was due to attending to some family… Continue reading Globalization, Consumerism, and my Recent Stay in Poland

The Flag is at Half-Mast Again… What is it this Time?

"Again?" "What's the massacre this time around?" I thought to myself as I noticed the flag lowered to half-mast while driving home from work. I make no effort to follow the "real" news from day to day, so oftentimes I don't find out about mass-shooting until a day or two after the fact. (By the… Continue reading The Flag is at Half-Mast Again… What is it this Time?

Chemical Castration: Small Price to Pay For All the “Benefits” of Modern “Life”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od3NE0y3LkQ One of the most powerful questions anybody can ever ask themselves is -- WHAT'S  IN  IT  FOR  ME? These five words. Pose this question often and do so with iron resolve to refuse being a loser. Ask it of yourself, and just as importantly, ask it of those with whom you have any business.… Continue reading Chemical Castration: Small Price to Pay For All the “Benefits” of Modern “Life”

Consumerism for Dummies

"Consumerism" is a buzzword which is currently entering the mainstream. It used to be only hippies and economics wonks would talk about consumerism, but I hear more and more use of this term by people whose interest in economics is not particularly acute, but they are rightly sensing that something in our economic milieu is… Continue reading Consumerism for Dummies

Flesh and Blood Hath not Revealed It…

Our society is a decidedly materialistic one. Science, which can often prove a fine tool in many areas of inquiry, is exalted far above its proper place. If science cannot identify something, then for many, the thing does not exist. If science cannot explain something, then for many, there is no decision or judgment that… Continue reading Flesh and Blood Hath not Revealed It…