OPINION: Hacked paintings of George W. Bush hint at guilty conscience?
Feb08

OPINION: Hacked paintings of George W. Bush hint at guilty conscience?

Originally posted to Speak Liberty Now. February 8th, 2013, DALLAS – These two paintings were completed by former President George W. Bush recently. Since his retirement, he has reportedly taken up the hobby. A hacker posted the paintings and other private pictures online; they can be found via Smoking Gun. While it is deplorable that anyone would violate the former president’s privacy, the images provide insight. Do these...

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ANALYSIS: Gods of the Copybook Headings by Rudyard Kipling
Jan31

ANALYSIS: Gods of the Copybook Headings by Rudyard Kipling

The “Gods of the Copybook Headings” by Rudyard Kipling is a hauntingly beautiful snapshot of the human struggle. This is my own interpretation, but it seems to me that the “Copybook Headings” reference holds two meanings: 1) in the 19th century, children would practice their calligraphy with eternal maxims thought universally true (he provides Western examples, but the concept transcends culture); 2) these...

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Tired of election season rants on Facebook? Three tricks to keep em’ gone ’til November!
Oct26

Tired of election season rants on Facebook? Three tricks to keep em’ gone ’til November!

With election day creeping closer for Americans, online networking venues are saturated with political rants, debates and promises of expatriation should candidate A win over candidate B. With 51% of social media users posting political content to their Facebook walls, it seems the old saying that religion and politics are off-limits in polite society applied to days before the Internet.   Now, Americans take national discussion...

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On George Washington
Aug26

On George Washington

This unedited rant was inspired by an excellent discussion regarding George Washington’s legacy. The opposite view suggested that the revered status of President George Washington (in the hearts and minds of Americans) is a case of inflated superiority and cultural brainwashing. After all, George Washington was mostly a quiet, slave-owning rich man turned convenient figurehead for the men of the First Revolution. His leadership...

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Ranting on Chivalry
Aug03

Ranting on Chivalry

A while ago a respected friend of mine posted a discussion note on Facebook titled “Chivalry should be DEAD,” and so naturally, I stopped to read. Shortly after beginning, I learned that the post was in response to an article she had read titled On Chivalry and Internalized Misogyny, written by Amanda Hess of WashingtonCityPaper.com. Normally, based on the title alone, I would have cast this off as another propaganda piece...

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