Social Articles & Essays

Social

On Trans & Queer Issues
Collected thoughts on Queer & Trans political and social direction. ( 4493 words)
The Unanswered Question
A question I left unanswered, and ponderings on why. ( 1923 words)
Anderson Avenue
Taking your clothes off in two different venues: a comparison of societal attitudes. ( 639 words)
Advice for Suitors
Perette’s thoughts on the mismatch of those looking for fantasy versus real-life relationships, and suggestions for those making the transition to real-life. ( 2442 words)
Internet Overload
David Shenk and others have discussed 'information overload' in their books, and here I assemble my thoughts and experience on the issue. ( 8536 words)
Marketing Perette
A comparison of writing styles describing Perette as a study in marketing speak. ( 940 words)
A Moderate Take on Abortion
Abortion is a symptom, not the problem. If we want to stop abortions, we should address the problem itself. ( 1519 words)
Entertainment vs. News: What will we pay?
We pay a lot to be entertained. But what will we pay for staying informed? ( 923 words)
Bullshitting: Speaking Politically
An exploration into saying things in different ways, and how it's as much what you say as how you say it. But what if you don't want to play the game? ( 1617 words)
You don't need to apologize...
We are better focusing in real problems today, than apologizing for the wrongs done by prior generations. ( 490 words)
A variation on the fishing proverb
What if he refuses to learn how to fish? ( 328 words)
On fairness
Unfairness on the surface may be less so when examined in aggregation. ( 991 words)
If you were going to do it, it would already be done
People are good at making excuses. When it comes to getting things done, how can you tell justification from excuse, promise from empty words? ( 1424 words)
Periisms
What experience took far too long to teach me. ( 547 words)
The Three Kinds of Problems
On the 3 kinds of problems: acute problems, hassles, and irritants. ( 1088 words)