Our Dangerous Obsession with Identity

Over the past 10 years, we’ve developed an obscene obsession with “identity,” and for all the wrong reasons.

“Stranger Safety” and “Public Solitude”

Today I saw an ad for a video called “Stranger Safety.” It’s supposed to teach your children how to be safe around strangers. Thinking about it afterward, I realized that there is this mentality – driven into our collective mindset over many years – that ALL strangers are not to be trusted; that ALL strangers…… Continue reading “Stranger Safety” and “Public Solitude”

Our Paranoid Society

This is what happens when everyone is afraid of everyone else: His mission was to photograph each of the nation’s 50 state capitol buildings and dispatch a postcard from each city, using postage stamps from a childhood collection. Each postcard would be mailed to the next state on his journey, where he would pick it…… Continue reading Our Paranoid Society

Who do you trust?

It’s very hard to decide what is true and what is false when you don’t trust anyone’s sources.

Never Fear

“There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense.”