The origin of character: You chose to be who you are before you knew you had the power of choice.

“Why, yes, I am working you. How’d you guess?”Photo by: Ouisudbury.caMy taxonomy of kids is Infants, Babies, Toddlers, Children. Infants snooze, Babies observe, Toddlers participate and Children converse. Children are awake – persistently volitionally self-conscious of abstract conceptual self-consciousness … Continue reading
Aug. 12, 2017, 2:03 p.m.

The persistence of grinding: ‘The Founder’ on Netflix is a fun business movie about family.

I wouldn’t call ‘The Founder’ a benedy. More like a docu-drama – with Dogberry. The business model stuff is excellent, Shark Tank with a plot. The family dynamics is right up my street: Ray Kroc builds an empire while breaking … Continue reading
Aug. 10, 2017, 10:45 p.m.

Prometheosophy: I own all of philosophy, and I’m giving it away to everyone – for FREE!

Everything I say lately seems to both encapsulate and elucidate everything else I’m saying: Ds failed against Dc then, but Di can beat Ci now, then deliver the goods to Ds.Photo by: Faris AlgosaibiI think I have everything – all-the-way … Continue reading
Aug. 10, 2017, 2:30 p.m.

Sister Mary Elephants all the way down: Why the victims of Ayn Rand end up so bitchy and repressed.

It’s funny that Ci’s insist that DISC cannot be true with pitch-perfect Ci fit-pitching – but that’s what Ci’s do when their compliance displays run up against defiance.Photo by: IsengardtThe Ayn Rand Institute has been paying special attention to me … Continue reading
Aug. 9, 2017, 8:33 p.m.

What the upside of integrity? “The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.”

James Damore, the now-fired Google engineer, fought Ci with Di. He lost the battle – but he won his own soul, while all the cowards around him lost a little more of theirs.Photo by: Rendy Cipta MuliawanRemember the kid’s story, … Continue reading
Aug. 8, 2017, 12:04 p.m.

Feeling supervised? Hunted? Haunted? Hounded? I think you’re in a Ci state of mind.

A Ci life is Narcissus in the hall of mirrors: Your preening fakery alienates you not just from self love but from all love.Photo by: Axel RouvinWhen I was young and stupid, I used to think totalitarianism had an insuperable … Continue reading
Aug. 7, 2017, 1:02 p.m.

Love husbandry: Marriage dies by the snarl – but it thrives in the light of a loving smile.

A good marriage makes everyone better: Thriving seeds ever-more-abundant thriving. You breed by breeding, but you breed your ideas with your good example, too.Photo by: Hamza ButtPicking up from yesterday, let’s put a finer point on what we’ve learned so … Continue reading
Aug. 6, 2017, 3:17 p.m.

Why is love, sex, marriage and family a battlefield? Ci Blindness. I have the math to fix it.

Human civilization is nothing but the answer to this one monumentally important question: How does a nice guy go about getting a second date around here?Photo by: Kevin DooleyWell, I’ve had a fruitful fortnight: Robert Tracinski went all Irrational Hagiographic … Continue reading
Aug. 5, 2017, 3:09 p.m.

Am I being unfair to the Cautious and the Incandescent? Let’s do the math.

You get into the same jams again and again – the snags that never seem to snag anyone else – because you respond in the same way to the same situations over and over again.Photo by: tacit requiem (joanneQEscober )Yesterday, Cathleen cautioned me … Continue reading
Aug. 4, 2017, 2:36 p.m.

Empathy tells all: Why are libertarians so hostile to marriage and family?

Do you see any room for a baby – an endlessly needy whining mammal that will never, ever pay back its monetary and opportunity costs – in there? That’s why you see so few babies among libertarians.Photo by: Lisa Rosario[From … Continue reading
Aug. 3, 2017, 3:42 p.m.

Even if we manage to comb the Marxist lice out of our hair, a Ci culture still won’t have any kids.

“Look over there! It’s a future full of grandchildren!”Photo by: Vincent AnderlucciI can’t imagine how I could stick my chin out any further. I am making hugely bold claims in hugely bold ways, and I am stunned that I’m getting … Continue reading
Aug. 3, 2017, 2:22 p.m.

The Cautious and Incandescent temperaments are wonderful. Just don’t bring them home.

If you want more and deeper storgic relationships, they’re made out of your time, your presence and your whole-hearted, open-hearted commitment.Photo by: Alosh BennettAfter yesterday’s news, you might think I’m down on the Cautious and Incandescent DISC temperaments. There’s some … Continue reading
Aug. 2, 2017, 1:53 p.m.

Two bodies, one love, one ideal, one destiny: Marriage is cooperation, not competition. Who knew?

“I can’t get no… satisfaction…”Yikes! That’s the picture I made the other day of the hypothetical marriage of Inferox to Facinatox, the least Ds, most Ci couple I could imagine. If Gaius and Gaia, the counter-vailingly hypothetically perfect married couple, … Continue reading
Aug. 1, 2017, 2:15 p.m.

Am I being too mean to Ayn Rand? Here’s how Scientology creates its own predatory ecosystem.

Unless someone pays me a lot of money for the work, including funds for security, I won’t be doing much digging into Scientology. It’s a crackpot cult, but it’s a crackpot cult built by a wannabe super-villain who figured out … Continue reading
July 31, 2017, 2:25 p.m.

The Better Sons-in-Law Society: A skate-parking date movie for the whole family.

The skate-park is Planet Dutch Uncle: Everyone is working out his own father-hunger, and there is no ‘authoritah’ except ongoing, thoroughgoing excellence.Photo by: Rodrigo AmorimHere’s a story for you, Brian Brady: A skate-parking Accidental Dad pushing 30 – knowing absolutely … Continue reading
July 30, 2017, 8:27 p.m.

Q: Why does nothing ever seem to change? A: All you’re trying to change is nothing.

How do people know ‘conservatives’ favor reptilian empathy?Image by: Derek BridgesTrump can’t win. The GOP-majority Congress can’t win. The Tea Party can’t win. The amassed roar of redneck rage can’t win. How is it that the majority can’t win anything? I can … Continue reading
July 30, 2017, 2:23 p.m.

Why was Ayn Rand’s marriage a living hell? And how can you make your own better?

And you may ask yourselfWhat is that beautiful house?And you may ask yourselfWhere does that highway go to?And you may ask yourselfAm I right? Am I wrong?And you may say to yourself yourselfMy God! What have I done?!My friend Teri … Continue reading
July 29, 2017, 4:50 p.m.

DISC is biology? Politics? No. DISC is an easily-seen map to your – and everyone’s – priorities.

“You want to be seen? Dude! You can’t hide!” When someone is being his authentic, unaffected self, he will show you his DISC type by showing you his empathy strategy by showing you his social praxis by showing you his … Continue reading
July 28, 2017, 3:49 p.m.

Since we know Ayn Rand was lying about her marriage, what else was she lying about?

When you say nothing, you say everything.Yesterday we established to no objections that Ayn Rand and all her hired hands have lied unrelentingly and for decades about her marriage to Frank O’Connor. It turns out she treated her ‘top value’ … Continue reading
July 27, 2017, 7:06 p.m.

Ayn Rand’s 7 helpful tips for wrecking your marriage with a total, lifelong commitment.

That Robert Tracinski is a hard-working carney!Photo by: Paul SablemanRobert Tracinski braced yet another cleansing ritual yesterday, seeking absolution from the goddess of his idolatry with his umpteenth mountain of cotton-candy praise. Kim Jong-un should have such an apple polisher. … Continue reading
July 26, 2017, 2:30 p.m.