I couldn't believe it when I saw this. But the more I thought about it, the more it made perfect sense. This is the contiguous United States visualized by distance to the nearest McDonald's. They're everywhere and their influence is tremendous. For the majority of children born in the last fifteen years, the first word out of their mouths was not "mama" or "dada". It was a brand, "Coke" or "McDonald's". Sooo, in this day and age of hyper-consumption, whose zooming who in our culture?
We marvel at those who seem to navigate life with exceptional giftedness. Mozart was composing music at age five, first performing at age eight, and producing hundreds of musical masterpieces before he died at age thirty five. Tiger Woods defied categorization, winning major tournaments at a breakneck pace at a young age. Stephen King cranks […]
Did you know that November 17 is officially “coping with uncertainty day”? There are many who feel it should be expanded to include a whole year. Uncertainty is so prevalent these days, maybe we really ought to recognize a “Coping with Uncertainty Century”. According to Paul Johnson in his book Modern Times, the modern world […]
In the movie “Aliens”, a little girl named Newt, found by a visiting crew, gives insight into the cruel, fear-inducing aliens that have decimated her community and home. “They mostly come out at night” she says, “mostly”. The aliens that haunt me during this pandemic mostly come out at night too. They wake me up […]