The Shape of Things to Come

The Wrongly Accused

by Eubie on April 9, 2014

Today comes a story from the InterWebs of a man freed from prison after serving 25 years for a murder he didn’t commit. These stories are increasingly popping up in the news, especially as the work of such organizations as the Innocence Project gain traction. Why is this particular story so compelling? The level of […]


Prostitutes: They Know Not What They Do

by Eubie on June 6, 2013

In the last few years, the criminal justice system has been redefining prostitution into the more serious crime of sex trafficking. The idea is that all women (and the effort has been aimed almost entirely at female prostitutes) who work in ‘the life’ are coerced into it and exploited by their pimps (almost always men), […]


Working Moms

by Eubie on May 29, 2013

Wanted to toss this up for comment from the legion of UB followers out there! Mothers are now the top earners in 40 percent of all households. This represents a rather important societal shift. More mothers as top breadwinners, more single mothers, fewer marriages, more pressure on government and business to enact family-friendly policies to […]


PC Run Amok!

by Eubie on May 24, 2013

More evidence that we live in ‘interesting’ times. No perceived slight goes unpunished these days, and the incentives to feel aggrieved are only expanding. What to do? Keep your mouth shut? Move to the nearest mountain top? Dark times, indeed!


What’s Wrong With the Media

by Eubie on May 12, 2013

The Fourth Estate is ***ked! That’s the verdict of this article from the website MarketWatch. Why? According to article author Brett Arends, what’s driving today’s media market is to blame: 1) the speed at which stories go to press… or to cyberspace; 2) declining revenues in an era of free information and information overload; 3) […]


The (Endless?) Cycle of (American) Violence

by Eubie on August 4, 2012

This story about the coming¬†Apocalypse of American Violence around 2020¬†draws its inspiration from really Big Picture stuff about the shoehorning of data to fit a kooky theory that humanity has gone, goes, and will go through regular cycles of war and violence as surely as the spring follows the winter, and the winter, the fall. […]