Beauty, Money, & America

Cameron Russell’s TEDTalk is the paramount of authenticity and a remarkable deconstruction of one of the myths upon which America was founded.

Seven Beers and a Pension: Financial Freedom for the Rest of Us

Between bringing home the bacon and winning the bread, financial burdens can be enough to unmake anyone’s sandwich. Jeremy McKeen invests heavily concerning the death of the last salesman.

Parenting is Cool But Also Stressful in Times of Crisis

What one guy learned about fear from balancing financial, emotional, and political stress while becoming a father

10 Ways To Learn More About Your Intimate Other

Steven Lake realizes the more he learns about his partner, the more he learns about himself.

Simplifying: Living With Less Can Leave Us With More

How a dot-com millionaire and a former missionary family have found greater riches in voluntary simplicity.

Financial Reality Following Divorce

There’s no way around it. We have to change our mindset regarding money after we divorce.

How to Ask for Money for Your Wedding

Tips for newly engaged couples on asking friends and family to contribute.

Corporate Firefighters

Kevin Buckholtz’s workplace is not on fire. So why are his co-workers always “putting out fires”?

It’s All Just A Little Bit Of History Repeating …

Seán Flynn on the end of American Empire, and how the internet is more like the Catholic Church than you imagined.

Blackmail in the Digital Age

How would one conduct blackmail in the digital age, in which the idea of an ‘original copy’ is meaningless? Carl Pettit considers this theoretical dilemma.

One Dollar, Two

This is a mad-capped, in-the-tradition-of-modern-art depiction of a notice I received from my bank, Wells Fargo, telling me that my account had, imagine, been inexplicably compromised, but through the bank’s humble, heroic and unremunerated efforts, no one was able to pilfer from me the $4.27 I keep in my checking account, so that I might feel secure.

Ah, Newspaper Stands, I Remember Them Well 4.

We are not going to be seeing these things much longer, as much as we might long for and love and adore the past.

News Boxes

In 1966, at 6 a.m. in the morning (sic), Jimmy Day and I used to deliver The Washington Post newspapers to the residents of the McLean Gardens Apartments over there at Van Ness Street and Wisconsin Avenue in Tenleytown upper-Northwest Washington D.C. USA.

Ah, the Newspaper Stands, I Remember Them Well 1.

Mark Rothko PhD 3.

I think this is a picture of a giant HD TV, intentionally blurred a bit to give it that Rothko feel.

Leap of Faith

Atalwin Pilon took a leap of faith—into another country. Then he did it again, and again.