Holly’s Newsletter

Holly Math Nerd
mostly anti-Woke cultural commentary, plus some personal thoughts and fiction
Created 23 Dec 2020
  • On the Push to De-Stigmatize Evil
    19 Jan 2022 • 46 min read
    Substack has warned me that gmail will truncate this message due to its length, so you may wish to read it on their website. Go to hollymathnerd.substack.com and look for “On the Push to Destigmatize ...
  • A Warning: Coming Soon
    16 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read
    I am at work on a long, in-depth essay about our societal push to normalize pedophilia. It is being sent to friends for feedback today, and I will publish it at some point in the next week. Due to the...
  • On Common Core Mathematics
    13 Jan 2022 • 8 min read
    My Common Core Story The pandemic has changed many things about our lives. Many of us spend time now doing things we never imagined would be part of our lives in the halcyon days of 2019—washing cloth...
  • How to Protect Your Kids From Pedophiles
    05 Jan 2022 • 4 min read
    At present, I am writing an essay about the societal push to normalize pedophilia: what’s happening, why, why it matters, and why we must stop it. It will go into depth and detail, including of my own...
  • On Default Settings and the Real Divide
    19 Dec 2021 • 11 min read
    “The failings of our institutions need not lead to a total lack of trust in our institutions.” —Sam Harris, in Ask Me Anything #17 Premeditatio Malorum: premeditate on the evils and troubles that may ...
  • Introducing the Stoic 2022 Challenge
    12 Dec 2021 • 3 min read
    The ancient philosophy of stoicism offers many profound and useful lessons that are sorely needed today. It focuses on four key virtues: wisdom, justice, courage, and moderation. Its practical approac...
  • On Student Loans
    09 Dec 2021 • 8 min read
    Since Senator Warren’s run for President, the idea of canceling student loan debt has been a regular topic of national conversation. Rashida Tlaib re-ignited this conversation a few days ago, with thi...
  • On Deliberately Choosing Habits
    01 Dec 2021 • 4 min read
    “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” —Aristotle One of my annual re-reads is Atomic Habits, by James Clear. I read it each December in preparation for setting ...
  • A Teaser for my Untitled Novella
    19 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    October 2028. America is on pins and needles waiting for the November election, which pits President Kamala Harris against the Republican governor of Vermont, bringing intense media attention to the t...
  • On International Men's Day
    19 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    In my opinion, International Men’s Day is one of those topics where what you see in it is far more a reflection of you than in any way indicative of the thing itself. Photo by Joseph Massey, whose web...
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