Stoic Observations

Michael DC Bowen
Discovery, humor & reason without ideological baggage.
Created 30 Jun 2020
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  • St. George vs St. Kyle
    19 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 4 1
    Some time ago I wrote my opinion about the previous Trial of the Century. I figured it would be longer before we had another one. There are about 40 murders a day in the USA. Every tribe decides its o...
  • The Satisfaction of Piety vs The Concentration of Force
    17 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 6 1
    I just skimmed this article by Bradley Campbell about the newly proposed University of Austin where the he proposes three groups in contest for the soul of the public sphere. In The Rise of Victimhood...
  • Leaving My Blackness At Home
    07 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 11 9
    Q: I am going to this predominantly white school for the first time and I am really scared. This is my first time leaving my blackness at home. Is there anything I should expect? A: Try this. One day ...
  • Multipolar Democracy
    04 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 8 2
    How do you know you’re in a boxing match? You know because there is you and the other guy. Same with a football game. You have your neutral sideline, your coaches, your trainers and you know that ever...
  • Very Fine People
    29 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 4 3
    I think Haidt and Lukianoff have misstepped. In their recent post aiming to substantiate various lunacies of our current dark age, they have aimed for the term ‘monomania’ to describe the obsessions o...
  • The Will To Be Persuaded & The Rationality of Violent Conflict
    24 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 12 1
    The year was 1999 and I was in Phoenix. I had just gone out on a double sales call, one to the American Express data center and the other to a military contractor that had something to do with helicop...
  • Looking Back on When I..
    21 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 3 1
    Jimi Izrael is a phenomenal dude. He is one of the most emotionally intelligent and generous people I know. I have been rapt by his ability to coax the most honest and poignant vignettes out of folks ...
  • 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 • 4 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...
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