To Angelenos, the first circle of hell is the San Bernardino Valley; the second, the High Desert; the third, Bakersfield; the fourth…well, let’s just call it “out of state”. Downwardly-mobile ex-Californians face a rather horrifying way of life, often pouring into cheaper parts of the … Continue readingPretty Girls Drinkin’ Tall Boys…
Scrolling my timeline on Twitter, I find the Mises Institute has a new article out by Jeremy Powell: “Tyranny, Inc.: How “Beltway Libertarians” Failed to Convince Conservatives”. And I was about to post a reply on Twitter, but covering all the points involved was so … Continue readingLet Us Move Beyond “Convincing Conservatives”
I haven’t written about lockdowns, mandates, and the police state for a while, so you might get the impression I’ve moved on, or forgiven and forgotten like the vast majority of even “dissidents” seem to have; well, if that’s the case you couldn’t be more … Continue readingJustice for Lockdown
You know, I’m sick to death of it: my whole life — childhood, adolescence, adulthood — it’s all the same; online, offline, remotely, in-person — it’s all the same; I walk on eggshells to be inoffensive, I tell the unvarnished truth — it’s all the … Continue readingThe Man Who Was Never Really Good Enough
In the cursed online “body count” discourse people often seem horrified or at least concerned by how many sex partners people have before marriage, particularly the less-committal sort of trysts. But really, what strikes me is how little action both the average man and the … Continue readingCounting Bodies
Don’t ask me how or why, but I got to reading up on childhood amnesia, i.e. how we don’t remember our infancy and early childhood, and it’s some interesting stuff, with some perhaps interesting implications for helping the ageless (or biologically immortal) people who may … Continue readingLethe to the Future?
I’m a secular irreligious person who wants a big family, at least six kids or so. That makes me something of an anomaly…or does it? Might we be greatly underestimating the long-term demographic heft of secular “breeders”? Sure, highly religious people do have more children … Continue readingThe Secular Shall Inherit the Earth?
Well, well, well, now that the Federal Reserve’s rate hike program has finally broken something (Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank, and possibly now First Republic Bank too…) they might be forced to back off. The winds of prevailing opinion have suddenly shifted: the tightening cycle … Continue readingHousing Crisis: Is the End in Sight?
“Oh no, has Adamas Nemesis gone terminally online!?” I can hear you asking; well, as someone practically raised by the Internet, it’s rather pointless to worry about such things anyway. But really, I just couldn’t resist making a whole blog post out of a meme … Continue readingOn the “We’re So Blessed” Starter Pack
God, the longer I live the more I feel I need to experience a world-class city. I research ways I might like to broaden my social horizons, and I find things like the Apollo Circle, which would be exactly the sort of thing I’d like … Continue readingYoung, Lonely, and Restless