Depressive Realism

header image: 15-year-old Kayla Alford expelled from Kentucky Christian school for posting this photo of herself with rainbow birthday cake on Facebook by Julie Reshe  edited by O Society Jan 15, 2020 I remember being depressed. It was a frightening state of mind that seemed to go on indefinitely. The very idea of waking up … Continue reading Depressive Realism

WINNING!!! Which One is the Quintessential Americans Family? Trumps or Kardashians? You Decide!

The Word of the Day is WINNING!!! Who epitomizes the greatest American Dream the most greatly? Who is the superlative All-American family above all the others voted Most Likely Did Succeed Already? Is it the Trumps? Or is it the Kardashians? You decide. One thing is for certain, they are both WINNING!!! and you're not … Continue reading WINNING!!! Which One is the Quintessential Americans Family? Trumps or Kardashians? You Decide!

What is Love?

Let’s Talk About Love by Joanne Reed and Neel Burton edited by O Society October 12, 2019 Falling in or out of love is one of the strongest emotions people can experience. Love can be kind. Love can be cruel. Love is everything. Love is called “one of the most studied and least understood areas in psychology.” … Continue reading What is Love?

What is Neurodiversity?

by Moheb Costandi edited by O Society September 17, 2019 I couldn’t help feeling a little apprehensive before my meeting with Thomas Clements. The British 30-year-old has what used to be called Asperger’s Syndrome, and describes himself as ‘slightly autistic’. Until our meeting in London, I’d had few close encounters with autistic people, so I wondered … Continue reading What is Neurodiversity?

Musical Interlude: Insomnium Valediction on Friday the 13th

edited by O Society September 12, 2019 Not sure what this is called... perhaps melodic metal is the term the kids use these days. New one from Insomnium out this week. So insomnium is your Word of the Day. insomnium (noun): wakefulness, vision, dream It's Latin, so maybe not a word found in every English … Continue reading Musical Interlude: Insomnium Valediction on Friday the 13th

Donald Doesn’t Read

by David Graham edited by O Society August 9, 2019 Ironically, it took the publication of a book to crystallize the reality of just how little Donald Trump reads. While, like many of the tendencies described in Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury, Trump’s indifference to the printed word has been apparent for some time, the … Continue reading Donald Doesn’t Read

The Danger of Oversimplification: How to Use Occam’s Razor Without Cutting Yourself

The Word of the Day is Occam's Razor by Farnam Street edited by O Society August 4, 2019 Occam’s razor (also known as the ‘law of parsimony’) is a problem-solving principle which serves as a useful mental model. A philosophical razor is a tool used to eliminate improbable options in a given situation, of which Occam’s … Continue reading The Danger of Oversimplification: How to Use Occam’s Razor Without Cutting Yourself

The Term “Cultural Marxism” is Nazi Propaganda

“Cultural Marxism?" What the holy hell are you talking about? —Any sane person when exposed to the term for the first time https://youtu.be/wLoG9zBvvLQ ^ An example of an Internet troll bloviating about "Cultural Marxism" ^ Cultural Marxism generally refers to one of two things: First — extremely rarely — "cultural Marxism" (lower C, upper M) … Continue reading The Term “Cultural Marxism” is Nazi Propaganda

Insomnium/ Inosculation/ William Blake : Musical Interlude and Word of the Day in Poetry Corner

by O Society Mar 6, 2019 Musical Interlude: Insomnium Make sure the volume knob on your Marshall stack of amps goes all the way up to 11 and press play... https://youtu.be/sZmK2ZWBxQc Through the Shadows ~ Walk away from the world Give in all you got Do not bother to try Fight till the last drop … Continue reading Insomnium/ Inosculation/ William Blake : Musical Interlude and Word of the Day in Poetry Corner

End of the Master Narrative and the Great Convergence: the Word of the Day is “Presentiation”

by Scott Preston Chrysalis Mar 3, 2019 We've discussed the migratory experience, and in the context of moving from one Age into another Age as an “unsettling” experience, which we are calling “chaotic transition” and “Age of Anxiety” or “post-modernity”, and so on. This, though, is something of a metaphor, for in one sense, we … Continue reading End of the Master Narrative and the Great Convergence: the Word of the Day is “Presentiation”