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Posted on: April 1, 2018 Posted by: adam Comments: 0

Drinking with Churchill

(As a disclaimer, please do not attempt what I have written about here at home. Alcohol poisoning can be fatal and is not a joke. Additionally, I am not the first writer to attempt this so intellectual credit probably belongs to Henry Wallop.) Churchill’s appetites were famously glutenous, a master’s …

Posted on: December 23, 2017 Posted by: adam Comments: 0

The Social Media Cigarette

Like millions of other thirty-somethings, I now cherish my unobserved childhood. My cringe-worthy preteen phases were not permanently preserved on the internet for all to see. This is a luxury that generations that follow me will never have; from their first steps, to their piano recitals, to their shitty garage …

Posted on: October 22, 2017 Posted by: adam Comments: 0

Gun Ownership in Missouri

In the post-Breitbart world, the nativist right wing increasingly views the world on a tribal basis. I know the white, conservative, Midwest tribe better than most things. It is the world I grew up into, and I understand what they value, and I understand what they loathe. I might live …

Posted on: August 30, 2017 Posted by: adam Comments: 0

Everybody Hates Joel

Don’t get me wrong – I have always despised health and wealth ministries, and I hated them even as I was training to be a preacher myself – but something about the hive-minding, mob-justice-style of dogpilling directed at Mr. Osteen just isn’t right. I felt the allure of the pitchfork, …

Posted on: August 14, 2017 Posted by: adam Comments: 0

The Out Versus the In

Imagine, if you will, the final moments of your own life, coming to an abrupt and violent end underneath the chassis of a grey Dodge Charger. Driven, with lethal intent, by a confused and angry white man, who, only hours earlier, might well have been chanting that a “Jew will …

Posted on: June 9, 2017 Posted by: adam Comments: 0

Getting Help

Disclaimer: Some readers may find this article troubling, discretion is advised. I am not a doctor, and this article is not presented as medical advice. I do my best to open about the mental issues I deal with personally, both because it makes me feel better, and also because I’m …

Posted on: April 5, 2017 Posted by: adam Comments: 0

The MLS Versus the City

Yesterday, the city of St. Louis voted to reject a proposal that would have paved the way for a new soccer stadium. Judging by the frantic hyperbole being thrown around by soccer fans on social media, you could be forgiven for thinking the city voted against planting a money tree …

Posted on: March 4, 2017 Posted by: adam Comments: 0

Feedback Testing

I am excited to introduce a new program for my small, but lovable readership. I am currently working on a non-fiction book about American politics. Like any author, I’m eager to get feedback from interested readers before it goes to print. That’s where you come in! I’m opening 5-10 spots …

Posted on: January 29, 2017 Posted by: adam Comments: 0

Diversions

I spent the better part of five years as a technician for a telecommunications company, repairing mobile phones at a retail store just outside of St.Louis. In an effort to squeeze as much possible value out of this position, they saddled ‘lead’ technicians with the additional burden of inventory management. …