Every Big Business Was Once a Small Business, Too

So it’s Small Business Week, but I was thinking: isn’t every business technically a “small business” at one point or another? The biggest companies in the world — Apple, Wal-Mart, Ralph Lauren, etc. — all had to start somewhere and then they became huge and sort of vilified by the public, for different reasons. But […]

Frank Sinatra, God and Playboy

It was 1963. The height of the Cold War was upon the United States of America, and journalist Joe Hyams was interviewing Frank Sinatra. Hyams: Do you believe in God? Sinatra: Well, that’ll do for openers. I think I can sum up my religious feelings in a couple of paragraphs. First: I believe in you […]

College Freshmen: Is the religious tide changing?

This excerpt is from a news story about college freshmen and their religious standards — or lack thereof. Find the link at the bottom of the post. “America’s Class of 2018 cares less about religious identity than any other group of college freshman in the last 40 years, newly released research shows. An annual survey of college […]

Amazing Advice From A Cartoon King

Bill Watterson (of Calvin and Hobbes fame) gave a keynote address in 1990, at the school in which he graduated: Kenyon College. He talks about what it means to really, truly love something you do in life. He said that a “real job” is a job you hate because, well, you do it for reasons other […]

Hindsight Is Beautiful

“I am in this race to tell the corporate lobbyists that their days of setting the agenda in Washington are over. I have done more than any other candidate in this race to take on lobbyists — and won. They have not funded my campaign, they will not run my White House, and they will […]

America: Revised

I wrote this piece almost (gasp) seven years ago, but it feels like it was written yesterday. Time flies when you write something dear to you and try to act out the message. This piece in particular discusses the messages laid out in prose by Jack Kerouac, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman — or, […]

Remember 2 Breathe

Remember to breathe / make small karma payments every now and then / read “Ishmael” by Daniel Quinn / Listen to Pink Floyd while watching an old movie on mute / don’t own fish / watch Donnie Darko / understand how to use BitComet / go to a protest, even if you don’t agree with the […]