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Discovering #MyKindOfBenedy: Who do you have to kill to find a good villain around here?

Everyone knows how to motivate a villain. You have him rub his hands together with an evil relish and snarl, “Nyar har har har!”Kaptain Kobold / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) I wrote this on … Continue reading

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Five years of Man Alive summarized in four words: Look where you’re going!

Moral philosophy in one algorithm.Church yesterday: Man Alive, my survival manual for the human mind, is five years old – and it is every day a better map to reality:

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Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Willie in one lesson: Thugs all the way down…

“No,” said Morczyk. “This will fix him better. Make him stay in the game. But take away his gun.”Photo by: Justin BaederA Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Willie story January 8, 1997 When I walked in, Murcheson from 4-B was holding a gun … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with @realDonaldTrump’s domestic agenda? It’s the #Marxism, stupid!

Donald Trump and the Seven Genocidal Evils of Marxism in 3.5 minutes flat:

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What would Mohammed do? Just about anything, apparently, provided it’s petty, pathetic and cruel.

“We were watching horse racing by simulcast at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, home of the Preakness Stakes, and everything in the place seemed to be old and dirty and badly maintained. No skin off my nose. You can … Continue reading

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Xavier’s destiny: Fatherhood and the manly art of manliness.

But the main job of being a father is simply being around. I’m not congratulating myself for what I did with Xavier, because I knew it was temporary. He didn’t have a father all of a sudden, he just had … Continue reading

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Cultivation is expectation: Sane, middle-class adults cannot be converted, only cultivated.

Why are tactics aimed at converting adults futile? For the same reason that cultivating virtue in toddlers is so propitious: Attitude is everything. Me from Church last week:

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