• 2 Secrets to Gaining More Confidence

    2 Confidence Building Tricks All too often, guys make up BS excuses about why they’re dating life isn’t up to par… Stuff like: “I’m not good looking enough” or “I’m too old” or “I’m not rich enough”...

    • Posted May 15, 2017
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  • Reasons For Alarm And For Calm

    It has been one of those weeks in political news that is impossible to ignore. Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey set off a wave of mostly negative opinion against him. Even the most conservative...

    • Posted May 12, 2017
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  • Why We Are Looking More Alike—And What It Means

    I spent the Easter weekend in Oxford, England. Before leaving, I took the opportunity to visit the Natural History Museum that is attached to the town’s world-famous university. It contained an impressive exhibition on evolution. There was...

    • Posted May 11, 2017
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  • The Trouble With Happiness

    I was walking down the street the other day when I was assailed by two Mormon missionaries. “What makes you happy?” one of the young women asked. The question was posed as an introduction to what I...

    • Posted May 5, 2017
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  • The Most Perplexing Reason For Being Dumped

    It was she who cracked that first invitingly flirtatious smile at you. All that occurred afterward appeared to be standard dating stuff: a first text for coffee or lunch, a few electrifying dates, a few frisky text...

    • Posted May 4, 2017
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  • Is She Pretending To Be A Virgin?

    Given the liberality of sexual mores nowadays, you would think a girl’s virginal status (or non-virginal status as the case may be) a non-issue. Oddly enough, however, some girls actually fake being a virgin. There arose in...

    • Posted April 26, 2017
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  • How To Face A World That Has No Boogeymen

    While on the patio of a favorite restaurant, having my wine and enjoying the rare sunshine that comes to these parts, I overheard a conversation among a group of three middle-aged men seated next to me. One...

    • Posted April 21, 2017
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  • Brexit Update—The Snap General Election

    Most political observers were surprised by British Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement last Tuesday that the country would go to the polls once again for a snap general election—to be held June 8th. Mrs. May has repeatedly...

    • Posted April 20, 2017
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  • How To Socialize As A Non-Believing Couple

    One of the most irritating things about people of faith is their presumption. They assume that nearly everyone they encounter believes as they do. While in conversation with a religious next door neighbor or colleague at work,...

    • Posted April 13, 2017
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  • Your Life—Not The Lives Of Others

    One of the worse illusions perpetrated by social media is that everyone is living a great life—except you. Posts announcing engagements, job promotions, and book contracts; selfies depicting exotic vacations, great parties, and joyful nights out; other...

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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  • How To Avoid Hypocrisy

    I find it nearly impossible nowadays to go more than two weeks without touching on some matter related to politics. Politics has always been a product of culture; but until recently the former has been mundane and...

    • Posted April 7, 2017
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