Programming better kids? You give me 13 minutes, I’ll give you grandchildren.

A better future? It’s easy. Just program better kids.Photo by: JayIf you haven’t followed my writing on the DISC-optimization of education, you’ve missed a lot. A simple praxis, really: A child cultivates his DISC profile – his life-long go-to empathy … Continue reading
March 7, 2018, 3:09 p.m.

For the 20th anniversary of Bubba’s big reveal: Monica’s Song.

“I never had sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.”A Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Willie story March 8, 1998 To be sung loud and fast, a sassy girl-group sound: VERSE: They say he’s a cruiser, a good-for-nothing user They tell me he’s a tar-pit … Continue reading
Jan. 17, 2018, 2:21 p.m.

Want to send someone a greeting card with some oomph? Send a Willie book, instead.

I wrote a ton in 2017, lots of everything. Among other works, I published four new Willie books. They’re short – because I leave out all the boring stuff – but they’re cheap – because I want them to be … Continue reading
Jan. 5, 2018, 3:12 p.m.

President Biff Tannen in four words: Accidentally like an übermensch.

“What? Me, president?”A Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Willie Story Thursday, January 26, 2017 “So here’s the idea,” said Manny Kant. “It’s the ‘Big’ trope – boy wakes up in adult’s body – but with a twist.” “Seen it, done it, took a … Continue reading
Jan. 3, 2018, 6:45 p.m.

TweetSchooling @YaronBrook on the death spiral of both #AynRand’s and #Marxism’s anti-fecundity.

Both #Marxism and #AynRand seek to reproduce by recruitment and indoctrination – cherry-picking the soul-broken Ci’s from Dc or Cd families, as religions have always done – but this is a diminishing return in the downward spiral of Marxist education.Photo … Continue reading
Jan. 3, 2018, 2:05 p.m.

Love at first sight, twenty years later: Someone to thrive with.

I wrote this fifteen years ago today, but it describes events that happened twenty years ago. You’ll figure it out… If you wonder what a gorgeous woman like that is doing with a schlub like me, I commend you to … Continue reading
Jan. 2, 2018, 2:17 p.m.

“Baby, it’s cold outside!” – and that’s when it’s the best time to be a mammal.

Nothing attracts like mutual attraction.Photo by: Kevin JohnstonMammalian empathy is evolution in action. Want proof? Turn off the heater before you go to bed tonight. If you are lucky enough to be happily enspoused, you’ll find a way to stay … Continue reading
Jan. 2, 2018, 1:37 p.m.

When I say, “Who wants a handful of red hot Willie for the New Year?” – you say, “#MeToo!”

“Whose Festivus do you have to grab to get some laughs around here?”Cover illustration by the incomparableDonkeyHotey | Creative Commons.New today for the New Year: Bubba: How the Predator-in-Chief pulled it off. What is it? Twenty years of brutal jokes – with … Continue reading
Dec. 31, 2017, 2:10 p.m.

Who’d’a thunk it? The game theory of everything is also good for winning at games.

You can’t win if Gus Hansen already did.Photo by: ND StruplerI was talking to Sindre Paulsen this morning about a Chess tournament he’s been watching. What seems to be happening is this: A Cd player has worked out how to … Continue reading
Dec. 30, 2017, 3:43 p.m.

Want to be a better, more-perfect version of yourself? Master something difficult this year.

In Latin we can say, “Educere est educare” — to bring up is to bring out — to cultivate your mind is to liberate it, to lead it forevermore away from the slavery of ignorance. No matter what your pedigree, … Continue reading
Dec. 29, 2017, 1:10 p.m.

A brief history of the four most-intellectually-productive years of my life: 2017.

I had four great years this year, in three disciplines: Character, education and aestethics/fiction. Click the links to learn what you’ve missed. You can study me now or later, with the only difference being the Splendor you will have lost … Continue reading
Dec. 27, 2017, 4:03 p.m.

It’s the Solstice, when the way to a woman’s Festivus is Guyfood: Chocolate Chip Upside Down Cake.

“Ghirardelli” is an Italian word that means “Now, baby.”By the rhythms of life imposed upon us by Earth’s climate, the Solstice is the time and the season for loving. Short days, and it’s difficult to work outdoors. Long nights, when … Continue reading
Dec. 26, 2017, 2:09 p.m.

The true story of Christmas? Joseph didn’t dump the baby and ditch Mary.

It’s Christmas because Joseph knew why fatherhood matters, and why you can’t throw it away – even if that seems easy.Photo by: frankieleonA Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Willie story Sunday, December 24, 2017 Christmas Eve A lot of folks credit the Bible’s accounting … Continue reading
Dec. 24, 2017, 3:11 p.m.

If you’re looking this Christmas for hope, love, family and redemption – have I got news for you.

The Loco Engineer’s Manifesto:“We plant oak trees so there will be tire swings for toddlers we will never meet. We are good for the sake of goodness, but goodness breeds more good. The job of humanity is to plant – … Continue reading
Dec. 23, 2017, 3:07 p.m.

Cultivating oak trees – for Christmas: “Unbroken things can survive unbroken forever.”

“It the same with love at first sight: If you don’t break it, it’s never broken. And if it’s your first love, you’ll never have a broken heart – another impossibility. And the same can go for her, too: The … Continue reading
Dec. 22, 2017, 6:08 p.m.

‘How The Meshugonoph Grabbed Festivus’ suitable for framing – just like #Trump.

Click on the image or this link to download a PDF file you can print out and tack to the company bulletin board when no one is looking. And pass this along. I’m no longer safe – that’s how you … Continue reading
Dec. 22, 2017, 12:12 p.m.

Blow Hard: How The Meshugonoph Grabbed Festivus By The Pussy.

Blow, Meshuga. Blow.A Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Willie story Sunday, December 24, 2017 Every Gnome down in Notown craved Marxist hypnosis, but the Meshugonoph – from Doughtown – cried “Misdiagnosis!” He didn’t know better – but he knew better than them, for … Continue reading
Dec. 21, 2017, 8:30 p.m.

Ladybug’s Christmas dismissal: “The best argument against women in the workplace? Women in the workplace.”

“Ladybug, ladybug, fly away home. Your ovaries are blazing and your biscuits are burned.”Photo by: Gabriel GonzálezA Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Willie story Tuesday, December 19, 2017 “Classy broad. A real lady.” Ladybug said that, nodding toward the television over the bar. No … Continue reading
Dec. 20, 2017, 2:06 p.m.

How can you bury your hopes at Christmas? You can’t. That’s how Dusty found his Phoenix.

Dusty is just enough Willie. For Christmas.Photo by: Sherman Geronimo-TanThe Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Willie stories are fiction. I sometimes get pissed-off emails from people who don’t get that – when Willie is playing with real-world stuff they know about. But every … Continue reading
Dec. 19, 2017, 2:03 p.m.

What happens when #MeToo meets #BanBossy?

Ci women bosses are even worse as leaders than Ci men bosses, and, accordingly, they scream at their subordinates even more than the manicured man-boys they are alleged to be equal to.What do you suppose Ci women bosses scream about?Photo … Continue reading
Dec. 16, 2017, 3:07 p.m.