Stoic Observations

Michael DC Bowen
Discovery, humor & reason without ideological baggage.
Created 30 Jun 2020
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  • Looking Back on When I..
    21 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    Jimi Izrael is a phenomenal dude. He is one of the most emotionally intelligent and generous people I know. I have rapt by his ability to coax the most honest and poignant vignettes out of folks on hi...
  • Hanging With Mr. Cooper
    18 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 4 0
    Bertrand Cooper fits the profile. Except like most of us, he actually doesn’t. He has one of those rags to riches biographies that make people squirt their pants, and he’s the genuine article. We had ...
  • Dancing on the Third Rail
    15 Oct 2021 • 22 min read • 2 2
    This is a series I wrote in 2005 which represents, hopefully with great clarity, how I thought about Americans wrestling with race. It is from my original blog Cobb from where I also ran The Conservat...
  • Dave Tries Being Civil
    13 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    Dave Chappelle isn’t as funny as he used to be. And basically his last Netflix standup special boils down to ‘one of my best friends was a tranny, and a genuine human being’. There’s no good punch lin...
  • The Survivor
    08 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 6 18
    I stumbled into a dragon's lair And fought the beast that wasn't there. My shield and armor peasants mocked Served well and vile fire blocked. And now I've stumbled out again To warn you of the dragon...
  • Deep Blues
    02 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 7 4
    Since I am the Crossover Kid and I go there, I have had the good fortune of doing quite a bit of traveling so I can do a bit of storytelling. Let me relate to you a shard of me that is a chip off my d...
  • My Pronoun
    24 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 8 2
    I haven’t decided 100% how I aim to resolve my citizenship. I am standing on traditions, some examined and others not quite to my satisfaction. Thus I have decided to open my mind in the same essay-ex...
  • Bad Black History
    19 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 6 5
    If you listen carefully to the desires of proponents and defenders of Critical Race Theory, sometimes you will hear something other than paranoid rants about the all-powerful hegemony of White Suprema...
  • The Power of 10,000 Adjuncts
    10 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 8 0
    One of the ultimate projects I want is to assist Niall Ferguson in what he’ll get busy doing after he finishes his last book on Kissinger. He wants to replace himself, find successors and pave some of...
  • You Don't Care About AI
    06 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 4 1
    Q. How can we prevent certain populations from being discriminated or marginalized by AI? A. You act like you care, but you really don’t care. Why? Because the AIs that are real today in use, raise no...
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