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Here's A Thing is a forward operating base for sanity fueled by coffee, bacon, and the OODA Loop.

Here's A Thing Scott Schroeder

    • Philosophy

Here's A Thing is a forward operating base for sanity fueled by coffee, bacon, and the OODA Loop.

    Independence Is Not A Date On The Calendar

    Independence Is Not A Date On The Calendar

    HAT 30: Independence Is Not A Date On The Calendar    It is altogether too easy for manipulative marketing and clever con artistry to turn a culture inside out. Observing the annual recognition of US independence devolving into a putrid hedonistic display of vulgarian bacchanalia is informative. From homemade hillbilly explosions to the mindless inertia of dragging phone-addicted children to an overcrowded seashore to retail blowout sales, little wonder remains as to why we are watching the sunset of human liberty at the hands of elitist Marxists.

    • 17 min
    Because Bacon Is Good & You Need A Smile Today

    Because Bacon Is Good & You Need A Smile Today

    Every now and then, and often at just the right time, the universe will remind you that in spite of whatever jackassery du jour is currently eroding what remains of your sanity that things will be okay. You simply have to be courageous enough to play the long game and surrender your trust to the precept that the universe demands balance. One can find balance in sunrise and sunset or even in the bipolar mood swings of a teenager. But, the most delightful place to find perfect balance is right in your pantry. Does that sound crazy? Well, HERE’S A THING…

    • 8 min
    Special Edition: The Gods of the Copybook Headings by Rudyard Kipling

    Special Edition: The Gods of the Copybook Headings by Rudyard Kipling

    Welcome and thank you for your time and support of reason. During this special edition of Here’s A Thing I, once again, give you the versification of Rudyard Kipling. Kipling was a man whose perceptions were forged in the crucible of perhaps the most seismic era of the human experience since the Crisis of the Late Middle Ages fell to the Renaissance. These chilling verses could be dropped seamlessly into the present cultural theater of absurdity as a reminder that the next calamity is no more than a sunrise away.

    • 9 min
    Are You Essential?

    Are You Essential?

    HAT 29: Are You Essential?     Words, indeed, have meaning. A few syllables can make us effervescent or disconsolate. A wistful remark can cause deep thought, reflection, and inward deliberation. With skillful selection and artful timing, words can make us laugh out loud. Words strategically distributed by those who control the flow of information are a minefield. Step with caution today on… HERE’S A THING.

    • 11 min
    Excursus 10: Stuff & Nonsense

    Excursus 10: Stuff & Nonsense

    From the heart of the Lowcountry, in Bluffton, South Carolina, warmest wishes to: Black Bear Coffee Company right down on Main in Hendersonville, North Carolina. To Little Italy Pizzeria in Auburn, Alabama. War Eagle! To Hakane Sushi in Ojai, California. And to The Devil’s Advocate in Edinburgh, Scotland. From Studio D… HERE’S A THING: Excursus.

    • 39 min
    Excursus 9: Tomato Sandwiches, Evel Knievel, & Stuff

    Excursus 9: Tomato Sandwiches, Evel Knievel, & Stuff

    From the heart of the Lowcountry, in Bluffton, South Carolina, warmest wishes to: The Red Bar just off  30A in Grayton Beach, Florida. Get those doors back open. To Big Blue Bagel in Auburn, Alabama. To Freebirds and those monster burritos in Isla Vista, California. And Paesano Pizza in Glasgow, Scotland. From Studio D… HERE’S A THING: Excursus.Good Sunday evening to you around the globe, my friends and family. I hope this message finds you truly well and joyful and that your toilet paper supply is ample.This episode, recorded live on Podbean, meanders through a bit of this... some of that... and a dash of the other. Sit back and chill and listen for my recommendations and questions to you.

    • 50 min

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