Despite Controversy, President Obama Awards Medal of Freedom to Santa Claus

Maxwell Jacobson, Wizard Wire International (WWI) WASHINGTON, D.C. - Reiterating his administration's commitment to pervasive and widely criticized NSA intelligence gathering, along with the importance of the glimmering Christmas spirit within his own heart, President Barack Obama today presented the Medal of Freedom to Santa Claus and thirteen other political and cultural honorees both living and … Continue reading Despite Controversy, President Obama Awards Medal of Freedom to Santa Claus

TUESDAY JUNKIE: Do You Trust the Randos Out There?

  All right, it's time for our weekly roundup of...whatever the hell is going on out there. In the least shocking news of the week, Gawker highlights an AP poll showing that only one-third of Americans think most people can be trusted. Apparently, back in the 70s, half of everybody thought most people could be … Continue reading TUESDAY JUNKIE: Do You Trust the Randos Out There?

INAUGURAL JUNKIE: Justice Breyer is Sick of this Shit

Naturally, I'm so late in finally getting to this that nearly all of the stories and topics I'm about to present are almost two weeks old. That doesn't mean, however, that you've heard of them, and they're not the kind of stories that have such a short shelf life that they're no longer important or … Continue reading INAUGURAL JUNKIE: Justice Breyer is Sick of this Shit

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND THINGS

All right, we've been at this a year now. The last time I substantially updated the page was back in March, and I've been promising announcements and things for quite some time, now. I've also been meaning to create an updated "ABOUT" section, so I figured, why not do two things at once? (The two … Continue reading ANNOUNCEMENTS AND THINGS

LAUNCH: The Work is Life Campaign

Wikipedia defines work-life balance as a "concept including proper prioritizing between 'work' (career and ambition) and 'lifestyle' (health, pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development/meditation)." Surely, you've at least heard the term thrown about here or there. Sometimes it's a simple discussion of whether employer requirements or pure workaholism prevents people from eating food and playing … Continue reading LAUNCH: The Work is Life Campaign

XXVI. Does the Public Need You?

Here, we have a hexagram that serves almost as a mini-essay on the nature of a person who is sort of born to be a politician (in the best sense of the word, not the worst). Written multiple thousands of years ago, it's something of a marvel that it seems so applicable to this day.What … Continue reading XXVI. Does the Public Need You?

XX. The High View

For the purposes of this hexagram, we are provided a very clear image of a tower upon a hill. The sage who sits atop the tower can see far and wide, understanding the world and its people below. Just as importantly, though, the sage himself can be seen by all the people. It's just as … Continue reading XX. The High View

XIX: Springtime Party with the Springtime Prince

There's admittedly something a tiny bit tricky about interpreting this hexagram. We've seen dual images before - sometimes one single hexagram describes, for example, both a specific situation and a specific kind of person. The implication here is pretty straightforward, actually: take the images in tandem, two representations of the same singular phenomenon. This is … Continue reading XIX: Springtime Party with the Springtime Prince

XVII: The Good Shepherd

The greatest among you will be your servant. Matthew 23:11 (NRSV) In employing the metaphor of a shepherd, I run the risk of implying that people are nothing more than useless sheep in need of a saving guide carrying a staff or at least awesome facial hair. This is not my intention. This hexagram is … Continue reading XVII: The Good Shepherd

XV. The Meaning of the Modest Mountain

For many reasons, the fifteenth hexagram is a crucial one, not least of all the fact that we are given the image of the mountain on the earth and told its true meaning and significance. To us (not least of all to a wizard "belonging" to a mountain), mountains are a bridge to the heavens. … Continue reading XV. The Meaning of the Modest Mountain