We meet by chance for a reason. What could it be?
I’m 48. Music from my youth that every American of my generation remembers fondly includes: PrinceMichael JacksonJanet JacksonWhitney HoustonHuey LewisMadonna Was this the last time everyone had a common musical lexicon? The decline of radio, rise of iTunes, and mushrooming mp3 players meant increasing musical personalization. By the time I finished college in the mid-90s,… Continue reading Lost Unity: No More Generation-Defining Music
On this Veterans Day, I recommend Breach of Trust by Andrew Bacevich. The author posits that our reliance on 0.7% of the American population to carry out all our military efforts undermines our decision-making, our leadership, and our principles since nobody else has “skin in the game.” The Vietnam War was fought by American actors,… Continue reading The Bleeding Few and the Oblivious Many
podcast The Art of Manliness Podcast, episode #500: Let's Talk About Death Over Dinner "...people are deeply yearning for meaning in their lives...we live in a culture that doesn't provide a lot of opportunity to gather in meaningful ways...there's a deep desire, and a deficit, almost like a bankruptcy, around meaning...people will do extraordinary things… Continue reading Yearning for Meaning