This American Life in my life…

When I’d just gotten out of the Marine Corps, I got a factory job making sheet plastic. I spent the entire day watching molten plastic come out of an extruder in a column, and it rose up into a tower to cool, was folded by a set of molds, and then it came down, ran … Continue reading

Petra Haden

When I went to NPR this morning, I followed a link to a live recording of Petra Haden and her a capella group doing a cover of Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’. I must admit, I didn’t care for it at first, but it grew on me quick, and by the end of the day I’d … Continue reading

Of anthems and European identity…

This article was originally published on here on AttiCusInk, but has been edited and migrated to my Newsvine column. It continues to amaze me how many Europeans do not realize the incredible position they’re in, or the things of which they are capable. The United States is in decline. My nation is being ripped apart … Continue reading

Saturday Session August 25th

On the 25th of August, some friends and I walked through Maastricht, the Netherlands, which was built by the Romans as Mosa ad Trajectum, and which borders the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. Although technically part of the Netherlands, Maastricht is culturally a city-state, a bit Dutch, a bit Belgium, a bit German, with its own … Continue reading