Author Archives: Justin Locke

Current Levels of Creativity

So I read an article in the Harvard Business Review today that asked, are the super rich ruining the world’s great cities ?   The article made some statements regarding “levels of creativity” being as high as ever, and I … Continue reading

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Cults, Terrorists, and Teens

When I was 20 years old, I found myself in an unusual situation. I had, at that rather young age, achieved my goal of becoming a professional bass player. In my eager drive to achieve this one goal, however, I … Continue reading

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Emotional Infrastructure

So about 200,000 years ago, the species home sapiens– that is, us– became established. While there weren’t as many of us back then, still, statistically speaking, it stands to reason that at some point in that 195,000 years of unwritten … Continue reading

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The Like Economy

I enjoy getting “likes” on my facebook posts, and I enjoy retweets of my tweets, and so on, but I have discovered a dark side to all this. My name is Justin, and I am a like-aholic. There is a … Continue reading

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Latest Podcast Appearance

So I recently discovered a fellow here in Boston named Yuri Cataldo.   He does a podcast on what seems to be an ever growing trend, of people in the arts starting to seriously examine and rethink how they approach … Continue reading

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Forgotten Fallibility

The Founding Fathers were no dummies. We of course revere them as near godlike omniscient creatures, but they did not see themselves, or anyone else, as such. They knew all human beings are fallible and corruptible. This is why they … Continue reading

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Healthcare and the Irregardless Effect

Since the doings in Washington DC these days are pretty much eclipsing any other avenue of conversation these days, I figured I would try to chime in, in some reasonably productive way. One of my favorite Principles of Applied Stupidity … Continue reading

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God Bless America, My Home Sweet Broken Home

Okay. I have a theory. In the midst of all the political maelstrom that is daily life here in 2017 America, I am always searching for the underlying fundamentals to explain the phenomena I am observing. And here is my … Continue reading

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Aloneness: The Problem with America in 2017

Regular readers may have noticed that I have not posted a blog in a long time. There is a reason for that: I could not come up with anything that was as interesting as all the other news that has … Continue reading

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Binary Tribalism

Like most people, I am still wandering around in a dull state of shock after all the emotional hits of 2016. Regular readers know I am always trying to figure out maps of human behavior in order to acquire some … Continue reading

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