12 years later, thousands of Americans dead and another troop surge planned. Why it is so damn hard to feel thankful on Veterans Day.
Personal freedoms matter, but so do the rules we agree to by association. The curious case of a college football player and a porn star.
by Mike Dwyer
What does the perfect vacation look like and what does it take to get there? Mike Dwyer considers how best to use our time off.
Why is it so hard to maintain friendships during the early parenting years? Mike Dwyer explores the social priorities of his generation.
Fall TV is back in gear. What’s on your DVR?
It was a great growing season for Kentucky’s tobacco farmers. Mike Dwyer shares one of his favorite autumn traditions.
A video, a complaint and a bit of sarcasm. Mike Dwyer considers just how stupid our foreign policy is today.
Do the organizations we are affiliated with have a right to punish us for things we do on the ‘outside’? Mike Dwyer thinks about the dynamics of group affiliations.
Has the marketing of the all-female cast of Ultimate Fighter 20 gone too far? Mike Dwyer considers the role of sex appeal in mixed martial arts advertising.
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Does the growing global population really present a threat to humanity? Mike Dwyer ponders Malthusian theory.
The Old World meets the New World.
There are plenty of reform-minded conservatives out there. Finding their voice is the hard part.
A growing business, an outrageous request. This week’s writing prompt.
Finding purpose in our work lives may just be a matter of perspective. Easier said than done.
Everyone is talking about the World Cup and I really don’t understand any of it. Here’s your chance to tell me what I am missing.
The wealth gap between whites and minorities is troubling. Speculation on what cultural forces are at play.
Not just for academia.
The way we bury our dead says a lot about our beliefs.
Who owns our past and where is the line between casual collector and the destruction of historical context?
How much social responsibility is attached to modern film making?