This is a blog about faith, noise and technology, written by Robert Rackley — an Orthodox Christian, aspiring minimalist, inveterate notetaker, software dev manager and paper airplane mechanic. If you have any comments about these posts, please feel free to send an email.
Rock and Roll As Youth Culture
I used to have a well-worn VHS cassette of Sonic Youth's tour video, 1991: The Year Punk Broke. It featured a just-experiencing-stardom phase of Nirvana, but that wasn't the reason I watched it over and over. I was more interested in the Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr. performances that were
A podcast idea that has me hooked.
Jonathan Haidt and his colleague, Greg Lukianoff, believe that the enormous increase in mental health issues for young women who are identified as "liberal" has to do with going through a sort of reverse CBT process. CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) is one of the most effective tools for combating depression
The Candy Culture Wars
John Paul Brammer wades into the candy culture wars (which are adjacent to the chicken sandwich culture wars and seem to provoke no less depth of feeling, if not many true casualties) on his Substack. No one really asked for the M&Ms to be more relatable or for Velma
Reverberations from around the internet.
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