Assembling a hodgepodge of beliefs as a coping mechanism

This is something I’ve been pondering for a long time. You don’t hear the phrase ‘New Age’ much anymore because many of the foundational beliefs underlying this worldview have learned to cloak themselves in a veneer of legitimacy. But they still don’t stand up to closer scrutiny.

When I was…


Even when it kills their own

Big business likes mandates because they help them stay open by protecting their employees. The airlines like mandates for those reasons, and to reduce liability for outbreaks of Covid. Teachers like mandates and masking because they are more protected and kids can be taught in person. …


It’s criminal negligence

You go on a field trip to an orphanage in a neighborhood considered one of the most dangerous in the most dangerous nation in the West. That’s your option as a free adult, but why would you bring kids? …


Democrats, Trumpies, and RINOs

As delirious as it sounds, Trump actually told Republicans not to vote in 2022 and 2014 this week if the 2020 election, which he lost, is not overturned. In spite of this clearly insane ‘strategy’, the GOP, at least the Trumpies, are doubling down on supporting this creature.

While I…


At least in the office

4 million+ Americans quit their jobs in August of this year. This news came out right after I wrote the first draft of this article, which details my own experience and observations of why I no longer think traditional work models are viable. …


It’s a fundamental difference

The disgraced former president told his supporters at a rally that he was going to take America back. Which is exactly what he dreams of, going back to being a dysfunctional leader with a base of adoring, moronic fans. Meanwhile Biden is working to pass sweeping legislation to bring this…


Here’s why that matters

I think I finally figured out why the Republicans are going all in on the Trump zoo. They are terrified.

They’re afraid he will start his own party, which would destroy the GOP, and it’s their own fault. The reality is that they have no base. So, they are desperately…


I started writing these brief updates last month. They are meant to help me connect with readers, not unlike a newsletter. This month, after publishing everyday, I may have to pull back a bit because a huge freelance project came out of the blue and it pays really well. How…


His strategy is obvious

Disclaimer: I’m no legal expert. This is an opinion piece.

Most prosecutors will not bring cases to trial that they do not believe they can win, especially indictments against a high profile target. And you don’t get higher profile than an ex-president. If they lose they risk career suicide. But…


It’s hard to imagine that here in paradise

That’s an intentionally alarmist title. Here, in the US we can’t imagine leaving everything behind and looking for a safe place.

At least a lot of us couldn’t.

During the ongoing cascade of climate disasters this year, I heard people on the news saying something I had not heard before…

MartinEdic

Former software marketer. Former musician. Writer, nine non-fiction books, two novels, Buddhist, train lover. Amateur cook, lover of life most of the time!

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