What Would Trump Do?

What Would Trump Do? As the shift in power looms, I can’t be the only one thinking about this. For instance, what would Trump have done after the 9/11 attacks. Would he have figured out who was responsible before anyone else, because he is so smart and everything, and ordered an immediate retaliation? What about […]

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Axelrod’s Prescience

I’m listening to David Axelrod read his 2014 political memoir, “Believer.” Axelrod was Obama’s chief strategist in his two presidential campaigns. Although written long before Trump’s rise, he provides a lot of insights into the recent election. For instance, the way that incumbent presidents (especially 2-term) are often replaced by candidates who are polar opposites. […]

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Hillbilly Elegies and The American Dream

  I just finished reading J.D. Vance’s best-selling memoir, Hillbilly Elegy. While the rags-to-riches story contains much of the expected Horatio Alger drama, it was generally disappointing in terms of composition and execution. Much of Vance’s childhood was spent in rust-belt Ohio, even as his heart remained in Eastern Kentucky. His insistence on self-identification as […]

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IN REAL LIFE as KPOP

From a review on Kultscene.com, http://kultscene.com/ya-e-sports-nove… “The novel is about personal growth, but also about cultural differences and the shocking life of eSports athletes in South Korea. Seth isn’t exactly a trainee, but is brought on Team Anaconda almost immediately, but his lifestyle is reminiscent of the infamous lifestyle of K-pop trainees. Every moment of […]

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