Unconventional Thinking

September, 2011

The Infinite Idiocy Of Intellectual Icons

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 by Mark Stevens

Every place we turn, everywhere we look, there are people who KNOW.
At least that’s what they tell us. They know:
* That the universe was created by a Big Bang
* Why the Dow is nosediving and when it will skyrocket again
* Who is a great president and who is a fraud
* What makes great literature and [...]

I Spell God With Stars And Stripes

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 by Mark Stevens

When I was a boy, my parents introduced me to organized religion. It didn’t go well. From the start, it became clear that I wasn’t big on anything “organized.”

Through the years however, I searched for the great value religion brings: something grander and greater than yourself to believe in. I always believed in God, but never in the flawed men and women who stood at the lectern and pretended to be His messenger.

The Devil In The Coen Brothers’ Eyes

Thursday, September 15th, 2011 by Mark Stevens

I recently watched the films, “Fargo” and “A Serious Man,” for what must be the 20th time each. What is so fascinating–beyond the directors’ extraordinary artistic capabilities–is the prism through which they view life.

I Turn On Mick So Mick Can Turn On The World

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 by Mark Stevens

Every great collaboration has a purpose. A drive to achieve something exceptional. A knowledge by two or more people that they would not be as good alone as they are together. More so, that they would have little chance of scaling the heights without each other.
I have never heard anyone describe this human fusion better [...]

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