In previous posts I've suggested that you are who you are because of cultural influences. Moreover, entertainment evidenced by what you read and watch. This notion came to me whilst watching You've Got Mail - a 1998 movie inspired by the onset of the Internet. Here, I add the music you listen to. Added to that … Continue reading Listen up: Who Are You?
The hatred of Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, can be explained by the ego defense mechanism Reaction Formation. Let's get into it. Reaction Formation is simply the hatred of that which you fear you need, or want. It is a Freudian, psycho-analytic concept. It combines repression of unmet desire with projection. … Continue reading The Hatred of Donald Trump
I just finished my second go 'round of the Prime series Bosch (2014-2022). There are eight seasons (to include Bosch: Legacy). Each with ten 1-hr episodes. The show is based on Michael Connelly's (1956-) ongoing detective crime novels. Of which there are twenty-four (1992-2022). Because I had just finished binge watching Robert Parker's Jesse Stone movies. Also … Continue reading Jesse Stone vs. Harry Bosch
Well, that depends. Because whether or not I am is relative to what metric you're using. In other words, compared to who, what, and when. AGAINST ALL ODDS is also an often used and popular trope in books and movies. Moreover, one of my favorites. Because I'm delusional? That sounds like a shrink question. Let's get into … Continue reading Against All Odds: I’m Rich
Sunday's writing prompt from WordPress was: Are you seeking security or adventure? Which is a good question worth thinking/writing about. However, it reminded me of a chapter in my last book Election 2016 wherein I titled a short chapter "Thunder Pass". Because, as I saw things then, that was one way of looking at the choice … Continue reading Security or Adventure: Thunder Pass
Who is the stranger in paradise? Is it me? Tom Selleck? Robert B. Parker? Actually, it is a character in Parker's 2008 novel of the same name. The character is a sociopath. A full-blooded Apache and ruthless killer. However, he's "so cool." He goes by the name of Crow. Crow likes women and won't kill … Continue reading Stranger In Paradise: Jesse Stone
is what I did on Monday. Because I was bored after doing things that needed doing. Those things also being boring. What I did was click on YouTube and spend the next ten or twelve hours there - watching. Can I now say with any certainty, THIS IS WHO I AM? Let's get into it. … Continue reading Following up: You are what you watch
ChatGPT is a computer program(s) at the current apex of artificial intelligence. There are several versions. I heard of it four weeks ago and decided to check it out. They are Large Language Models that can read the entire Internet in seconds and answer questions or "prompts". In addition, you can have conversations with the … Continue reading ChatGPT: Smash or Pass?
Ally McBeal was a serial TV show on Fox from 1998 to 2002. Do you love it or leave it? Is it a smash or pass? Each season was 20+, one-hour stories, with a regular cast of characters, mostly. Some characters would 'disappear' over the course of years, and be replaced by new ones. In … Continue reading Ally McBeal: Smash or pass? Love it or leave it?
is Maggie Haberman's: Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America. Because it, this book, is representative of what has broken America. It is the descent of Journalism and Media into a confabulation of confirmation bias and rationalization, "humble bragging", gaslighting, and all other manner of self-serving distortions and delusion. Or as Consent … Continue reading Worst Book of the Year 2022