Critical Failures

Specifically Critical versus Vaguely Whining I have an analytical mind. This is useful and helpful in diagnosing problems and finding ways that things might work better. This is destructive and unhelpful in relationships and broader life circumstances. I have noticed...

Entitlement

Entitlement and Reality Living in West Texas (or Texas at all) you hear this word a lot, almost always directed at the poor and disenfranchised. The nicer people will just say that other people are not entitled to cell phones and new cars. The more hardline will say...

Money, Money, Money

Communist James versus Money I mentioned my cup of tea with communism on Sunday. It drifted into a long-term affair with socialism before dying off. This left me with a bit of struggle with how I feel about money. It is still difficult for me to put things in terms of...

Looking Forward Part 2

Looking Forward I wrote a post a little over a year ago detailing the plans I had for the year. Seeing as how we are within 20 posts of finishing the blog-a-day-for-a-year plan, I figure it’s time to look ahead intentionally again. 1) I am currently re-doing my...

Nostalgia and Nonsense

Welcome to the Sunday Pop-Up where I write about whatever pops into my head. It’s a good way to avoid getting stuck on one topic, as I am prone to do. Nostalgia I’ve been nostalgic for the last little while here, which is weird for me. I spent a lot of years entirely...