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This Was Your Life: Two Social Justice Warriors

This is the 30th episode in an ongoing series in which Loki and his supernatural friends taunt the recently deceased at the gate to the afterlife. <b></b><p><b>See</b> …

afterlife

Plot break down: Good Will Hunting

In my ongoing quest to understand film script plot structure, I’ve broken down the plot of Good Will Hunting. My notes are my interpretation of the …

The Time I Got HIV

In 2005 I was a Senior Airman (rank E-4) in the U.S. Air Force. My job title was 3C0X1, aka Communications Computer Systems Operator, aka all-purpose …

The Time I Got Shot

I recently wrote a comic about my abusive father, and I don’t want to share too many stories of childhood pain and come across as exploiting those …

Plot break down of “Avatar”

I created a detailed break down of the plot to the movie, “Avatar,” which I chose for two reasons. First, it’s the highest grossing movie of all time …

A conversation with my father

I haven’t spoken to my father in over ten years, and I’ve often imagined how our next conversation may go, if it ever happens. I needed to vent this …

Plot break down of “The Twilight Zone,” Season 1, Episode 1 Where is Everybody

This is a break down of the first episode of The Twilight Zone. For the past year I’ve been experimenting with different ways of breaking down movies …

Plot breakdown of “Avenger’s Assemble,” Season 1, Episode 5: Blood Feud

A Wise Sloth fan E-mailed me recently and asked if I could breakdown the plot to the fifth episode of the cartoon TV show, “Avengers Assemble.” So I …

Sept 2016-Feb 2017

Whenever I fail at something, I imagine myself as a young Babe Ruth striking out.<p>Everyone has hurt someone. So we may as well either preemptively …

Experts from my upcoming book about film script plot templates

I’m currently working on a book that explains the standard film script plot structure used in all those Hollywood movies that seem to have the same …

Why won’t people just give Trump a chance?

I’m going to explain why people won’t just give Trump a chance by using an analogy: Once upon a time, there was an old woman named Amy who ran an …

Parenting

My theory on social justice warriors

Wikipedia defines “Social Justice Warrior” as: “… a pejorative term for an individual promoting socially progressive views, including feminism, civil …

Social Justice

How to Survive the Trumpocalypse

I compiled a collection of blogs I’ve written into an E-book entitled “How to Survive the Trumpocalypse,” which is available on Amazon. Below is the …

Civil Disobedience

How Donald Trump changed my understanding of American politics

For years I’ve been growing more and more convinced America doesn’t have fair and free presidential elections. I believed Hillary Clinton would win …

Elections

This is how we live now: Part 3

Note: The events of this story are real, but the names have been changed. This is the third installment of a three-part series, in which I illustrate …

Money

This is how we live now: Part 2

I moved to Houston at the beginning of 2016 feeling optimistic about life, because I had a loving girlfriend and a new professional credential that …

Money

This is how we live now: Part 1

Financially, 2016 was the worst year of my life. It hurt so bad I had to write three blogs to vent some of the emotional trauma. The disasters I …

Money

Why I’m glad Trump won

Up until November 9th, I was dead certain Hillary Clinton would be America’s next president, but not because I wanted her to. I dreaded a Clinton …

Elections

What should minorities do about Trump?

Before you listen to anything I have to say, you may be wondering what right a blonde haired, blue eyed, white descendant of slave owners has to give …

Racism

Why Americans shouldn’t accept Trump as president

<b>The election system is corrupt.</b><p>In a fair and free election, the presidential candidates would be selected from the general population, but America’s …

What should rich people do about Trump?

If the theme of Donald Trump’s presidency is deregulating business, he’ll make a lot of rich people richer. Warren Buffett sees this coming, which is …

Wealth

What should cultural isolationists do about Trump?

Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” means something different to each of his supporters. Some want America to be white again. Others …

Elections

What should racists do about Trump?

Not all Trump fans are racists. This is an open letter to Trump supporters who are proud to call themselves racists.<p>Dear Racist,<p>I come in peace. Hear …

What should Republicans and Democrats do about Trump?

There are millions of Americans who identify as Republicans and Democrats so strongly they cover their cars with political bumper stickers and vote …

Elections

What should foreigners do about Trump?

On November 9th, 2016, Donald Trump was elected president of the United States of America. Now the rest of the world is wondering how it happened, …

Donald Trump

What will Trump do now that he’s president?

On November 9th, 2016, Donald Trump was elected president of the United States of America. Now the rest of the world is wondering how it happened, …

Donald Trump

Why did Americans vote for Trump?

On November 9th, 2016, Donald Trump was elected president of the United States of America. Now the rest of the world is wondering how it happened, …

Democracy

Two Feminist Ladies #3

I’m not a chauvinist or misogynist, and I’m not against feminism. I am against radical feminism, which teaches negative stereotypes of men, …

Feminism

Tips on conversation: Part 2

Talking about touchy subjects ends in absurdity often, violence sometimes and cohesion rarely. There’s an old saying, “Never talk about politics or …

Self-improvement

Tips on conversation: Part 1

Talking isn’t a competition. It’s an opportunity. Humans have a tendency to approach conversations like a competition where the winner is whoever …

Self-improvement