So, what is this blog?

The short answer is a little bit of everything. Some will be inspired writings from previous works I have done over the past couple of decades, but most will be more contemporary works of social and economic commentary and philosophy. …


The Nostalgia Industry: The Joy of the Past for a Hopeless Future

Robert Heinlein had a quote, and I believe it was in his book “Time Enough for Love,” although I cannot find it at this time that says along the lines that young people live in the future, adults…


Welcome to the first of my analysis pieces. Opening this segment is the Republican GOP outvote of Liz Cheney from House Leadership. So why is this important? Liz Cheney comes from GOP and Corporate royalty, being the daughter of Dick Cheney, who was VP through the Bush Jr Presidency and…


Is it just me, or are there more bullies out there than there used to be? The tropes such as Karens, Kyles, Carls, and whatever name the depths of the internets decide to churn out next to be used to label less than savory characters, I think, are symptomatic of…


Author’s note: All hyperlinks throughout the article lead to primary and secondary sources as well as examples and will be a primer for additional articles.

This is a hard article to write. As for myself, I grew up on 80s Saturday morning cartoons. Cheered on G.I. Joe, Optimus Prime, and…


Social Identity and how it impacts us is a topic I will hit on from time to time as it is pretty much the biggest tool in the toolbox for bringing groups of people together for good or bad intent. Social Identity stems from the human need to belong to…


By definition, I am what is called a Xennial, not quite old enough to be Gen X but not young enough to be a Millennial, raised in the midst of the analog to digital transition, with the best Saturday morning cartoons, before sugar was deemed “bad”, Halloween masks had you…


Burnout, especially on the employment side of the fence, has been the hot topic among management circles with questions on how to deal with employee burnout. Things are discussed in meetings; consultants may be hired, everyone scratches their head because it is affecting morale and productivity, and generally ends in…


Most of us who have spent time in the job market has seen many a job posting for jobs with what appears to be a ridiculous amount of experience required. In the world of information technology, it has even become meme-worthy, with one I recall showing that the experience requirement…

Neal Cook

Futurist and Standup Philosopher

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