Meditations on Ronny Chieng’s Efficiency Obsession Satire

Comedian Ronny Chieng jokes about efficiency obsession and smartphones, and I elaborate on and analyze the material while arguing that efficiency obsession is only useful in life or death situations.


My Reaction to Charles Pena’s Blog Asserting The United States Has Accomplished its Mission in Afghanistan

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/middle-east-watch/war-weary-us-troops-are-ready-leave-afghanistan-91696 The above link will take you to Charles Pena's blog which was published in, The National Interest. In it Pena argues that the United States has accomplished its mission in Afghanistan and should therefore pull U.S. troops out of the country. The blog I'm writing now is my reaction to the incorrect premises Pena [...]



We spend a lot of time perfecting our online dating profiles. If you’d invested the same amount of time learning to dance with others, you’d have flocks of people wanting to be your dance partner. What’s a more valuable investment for you?  Most ballroom students seek something deeper on the dance floor than learning moves. [...]


Video Screenplay Review – Vice (2018)

What if a soulless man became one of the most powerful people in the world and nobody saw it coming? Adam McKay, screenwriter of The Big Short and now Vice tells us what happened as Dick Cheney rose the ranks of the White House echelons.

Essay – Risks, Revelations and Complexities of 21st Century Whistleblowing

The Anything to Say? monument depicting whistleblowers Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange defies stereotypes of bronze statues. Bronze busts traditionally depict ancient figures like generals, kings and Gods. Snowden, Manning and Assange are contemporaries who didn’t fight their enemies with swords or lightning bolts. They wield information. Secret government information.

Essay – Lincoln’s Resolve Concerning the Preservation of the United States

When Abraham Lincoln was sworn in as president, he promised to do his utmost to preserve the country. He considered his “sacred duty” more important than any issue, even slavery. The onetime farmhand undermined the institution of slavery like ocean-waves slowly eroding a cliff. He knew that moving too quickly toward slavery’s abolishment could destroy the country.