Why Sanders Won’t Bring a Socialist Revolution

I have no plans to vote for Bernie Sanders. I predict that the DNC will vote for Warren or Biden. But I also don’t believe in fear or gossip, and I believe in truth and distinctions. So let’s examine why we can be certain that if Bernie Sanders became president, the country would not become socialist. The same reason that, when Trump was elected, the country did not become a fascist regime. Continue reading

Scrooge Would Have Loved This

Ebenezer Scrooge hated Christmas.

“Every idiot who goes about with a ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.”

But that was back in the Victorian era, when Christmas was a small holiday that involved cheer, giving, and caroling. Not like today. Continue reading

New Essay Published in Harpur Palate

In 1996 Harper’s published David Foster Wallace‘s famous essay, “A Supposedly Fun Thing I Will Never Do Again.”

Twenty-three years later, Harpur Palate published my essay, “A Supposedly Post-Colonial Thing I Will Never Fully Regret.”

Coincidence?

Regardless, you can purchase a copy of my essay and many other good pieces of work on their website.