Dave reads “Blood Oil” from the September issue of Rolling Stone and discusses the difficulties of the Mexican drug cartels taking over the oil industry. Continue reading Dave Reads, Episode 1: Blood Oil
By David Metcalfe October 11, 2018 Is Sex A Good Thing Or A Bad Thing? Of course, an extreme view, of sex being always a good thing or sex being always a bad thing, is essentially non-existent. Every culture in antiquity and up to our current day has established some kind of distinction between what form of sex is acceptable and what form of sex is unacceptable. … Continue reading Social Determinants of Sex As Expression or Transgression
A group of people go into an airplane for a routine flight. They take off, and as soon as they reach altitude, they hear a loud “BANG!” come from one of the engines. Everyone starts freaking out. The pilot tries to make an announcement on the intercom, but it’s broken, so the words are muddled. Someone yells, “We’re all gonna die!” Another person responds, “No, … Continue reading The Plane Is Crashing
By David Metcalfe October 2, 2018 A House Divided A typical American family sits down at the dinner table and mom starts talking about her day, but is suddenly interrupted, “WRONG!!!” yells dad. She tries to start talking again, “WRONG!!!” yells dad. Mom calls dad an immature bully. Dad calls mom a lying crook. They force the kids to take sides. Two kids take mom’s … Continue reading Tribalism In The Internet Age of Politics
Why I Love Netflix, Video Games, Books, and Tinder (But Hate My Life) By David Metcalfe September 28, 2018 It’s Hard To Get A Good Night’s Sleep in Gethsemane The Gospel of Mark, towards the end of the 14th chapter, says, “They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Sit here while I pray.’ He took Peter, James and John … Continue reading Why I Love Netflix, Video Games, Books, and Tinder (But Hate My Life)
Cheerleading: Sexploitation, Side Show, or Serious Sport? By David Metcalfe September 23, 2018 Introduction A group of people, primarily men, pay a fee, drink alcohol, and watch young, barely dressed women perform dances. Did I just describe a strip club or a sporting event? As I sat in the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, I was in awe of the talents on display from the … Continue reading Cheerleading: Sexploitation, Side Show, or Serious Sport?
Why No One Knows Anything By David Metcalfe September 14, 2018 Today I would just like to briefly discuss a basic concept of limitations in human knowledge. It is something that has frustrated me for quite some time, and today, after reading some articles from post-modern thinkers, I have become all the more frustrated with the concept. I suppose this is my version of venting, … Continue reading Why No One Knows Anything