Brainfood: Space war is coming

Bryan Bender and Jacqueline Klimas believe that everything from the upper atmosphere to the moon is becoming a battleground that will see Russia, China and the U.S. facing off in a space war. It won’t be a war between spaceships, but instead, it will be attacks on satellites in order to make opponents vulnerable to Earth-based missile attacks. Admittedly, this is one area where Trump … Continue reading Brainfood: Space war is coming

Brainfood: Welcome to the branding presidency

According to Daniel Drezner of the Washington Post, Donald Trump’s Tweet rage reflects the only thing he has left in his presidency: Branding. Drezner said that Trump is near powerless at this point and unlikely to achieve anything of note before this year’s general election. Indeed, Trump’s empty threat to veto the omnibus, and the outrage from his base about the spending, suggest how powerless … Continue reading Brainfood: Welcome to the branding presidency

Wishing to tune out Trump’s Tweets

I always tell myself in the morning “don’t look at the news, you know it’s going to be about Trump Tweets.” I seem to have trouble following those self-given orders. I just cringe reading the Tweets by a U.S. President who is either trolling for affirmation from the Internet or whining like a petulant child about people he perceives to be his enemies. If it … Continue reading Wishing to tune out Trump’s Tweets

I’m not gone

If you haven’t noticed, there’s been a lack of updates to my website over the last few weeks. It’s not that I have forgotten about it, but with my reviews and columns moving to Medium.com, I just haven’t been sure what to do with it. Also, life has a habit of keeping you pretty busy. Myself, I’m essentially working three jobs, which really cutting into … Continue reading I’m not gone

Quick thoughts: John Paul Stevens calls for repeal of the Second Amendment

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens called for the repeal of the Second Amendment in an opinion piece for the New York Times on March 27. I have as of yet to see the fallout. I’m not sure if I have the desire to because I can already see the extreme responses that will be given over rational discussion. Many Americans will surely call … Continue reading Quick thoughts: John Paul Stevens calls for repeal of the Second Amendment

Fur growing unfashionable at Milan

It’s fashion week in Milan, Italy, and all eyes are on the runways. Well, maybe not all. If there are two things that have been intertwined since their inception, it’s been fashion and fur. But over the last few decades, sentiments have started changing. Fur has gradually fallen out of favor over the decades, now limited to either lining winter coats in extreme climates or … Continue reading Fur growing unfashionable at Milan

Sacred Reich’s ‘Independent’ still good, not great

Don’t you hate it when something you really liked when you were young isn’t quite as great as you remember? That was my experience with Sacred Reich’s 1993 album Independent. When I bought this album, I was 15 years old. I saw the video for the title song on Headbangers Ball and I thought “man, I have got to get this.” A couple of weeks … Continue reading Sacred Reich’s ‘Independent’ still good, not great

Jupiter’s Red Spot fading away

One of the most famous features in our solar system is entering its final years. The Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is shrinking. The massive storm, that was once large enough to swallow three earths, is winding down, according to NASA. At its largest, that humanity has documented, it was big enough to swallow four Earths. At its current size, it can fit only one. We … Continue reading Jupiter’s Red Spot fading away

‘Strapping Young Lad’ shows why Devin Townsend is gifted

I’m sure most of you have talked about people who are gifted when it comes to music. The names people tend to think of first are usually Mozart, Jimi Hendrix, Beethoven and Michael Jackson. Why are they gifted? Reasons vary, but for me, I like to think it’s that they can go beyond the mechanisms of writing words, composing the music and performing, and touch … Continue reading ‘Strapping Young Lad’ shows why Devin Townsend is gifted

‘Thoughts and prayers’ don’t stop bullets

It’s almost 24 hours after shooter Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people at Parkland High School in Florida and the party in control of the U.S. government, has put nothing forward but “thoughts and prayers” along with their usual whining of “too soon” when it comes to people demanding something be done about guns flooding America. The New York Times gave a very insightful list of … Continue reading ‘Thoughts and prayers’ don’t stop bullets