Posts tagged "blog"

My 200th Blog: a reflection or "Steven's Ego is Over 200!"

My 200th Blog: a reflection or "Steven's Ego is Over 200!"
Ten-and-a-half months. 200 blogs. Over 100,000 views. It’s amazing to lay the bare facts on the table. I don’t mean to puff myself up, but writing 200 articles in under a year is herculean for me, who used to be a rather sluggish writer. I’ve never been terribly prolific in terms of my literary output,... Read more »

After the Dust Settles: Mary Wickes Week Wrap-Up and a Special Announcement!

After the Dust Settles: Mary Wickes Week Wrap-Up and a Special Announcement!
Thank you to everyone who read my blogs during Mary Wickes Week! This was one of the most pleasureful writing experiments I’ve every done and I’m so happy that I’ve got such positive feedback from it all! You can consider this blog entry a “table of contents” for the project, for those of you who... Read more »

Prelude to a Debate: Clinton’s new ad highlights Trump’s blatant misogyny

Prelude to a Debate: Clinton’s new ad highlights Trump’s blatant misogyny
Usually political ads are the same shit tied up with a different bow. One candidate attacks another, usually about something financial or moral, and hammers on it until you start to feel for the poor sucker who’s getting ripped a new one. As I watched Hillary Clinton’s new ad highlighting Mr. Trump’s entangled relationship with... Read more »
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The Kardashians, Donald Trump, and the moral ideal of Judgment (Kvetching with Steven Podcast, Episode #2!)

The Kardashians, Donald Trump, and the moral ideal of Judgment (Kvetching with Steven Podcast, Episode #2!)
Straight from my mouth to your brain, the second episode of my podcast, Kvetching with Steven is now available on SoundCloud.com! In this week’s episode, I talk about the idea of moral judgment and how it can be a positive and negative tool to use in our lives. Donald Trump, The Kardashians, and Wendy’s all... Read more »

A Musing for Labor Day: What was your "American Moment"?

A Musing for Labor Day: What was your "American Moment"?
For those of you who are frequent visitors to my blog, aside from being insane, you must know of my intense love for the musical War Paint, which had its premiere at The Goodman Theatre this June through August. I won’t wax rhapsodic about it again, but I wanted to share with you a lyric... Read more »

The particularly pitiful Adele: my opinions on an unhealthy diet of sorrowful songs (and a special announcement!)

The particularly pitiful Adele: my opinions on an unhealthy diet of sorrowful songs (and a special announcement!)
I, like any child of opera, likes a good wallow every now and then. But, like they say, too much of a good thing can be bad. Lurking and screeching in the muck and the mire for too long can stress you out and remind you of the time your girlfriend yelled at you for... Read more »
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"Call Me Now!": The death of Miss Cleo and the demise of the commercial psychic

"Call Me Now!": The death of Miss Cleo and the demise of the commercial psychic
When my sister was a teenager in the early 90’s the most important relationship she fostered was with her telephone. It was a lifeline to the world, calling friends, pranking unsuspecting elderly curmudgeons, and infuriating our parents with slightly more expensive phone bills. Yet, there was one time where the cost of the phone exponentially higher than... Read more »

How Julia Child saved my sanity and started my blogging addiction

How Julia Child saved my sanity and started my blogging addiction
Life is a web twisted with golden braids and sharp nettles. The delicate interweaving of events, people, places, and experiences create the rich tapestry that cloaks our lives. Though people weave in and out of our lives, we are either richer or poorer for having met them. The summer after I graduated high school was... Read more »