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Posted on: June 9, 2018 Posted by: adam Comments: 0

Goddamnit, Bourdain!

If you are contemplating suicide, please call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 now.  Why the fuck did you do this to us, Anthony? Didn’t you know how achingly important you were to so many of us? There’s no one, now, who we can call the rightful heir to Hunter S. …

Posted on: June 3, 2018 Posted by: adam Comments: 0

Data

When it comes to artificial intelligence, machine learning, and neural networks, exponential has become something of a dirty word. And, to be fair, in this context, it has earned much of the criticism it has received. Sloppy tech predictions are often buttressed with a promise of exponential future growth. To state the obvious – …

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 …