More Awesome Black Thinkers and Some Thoughts on Leadership

Last year, I discussed The 5-Link Chain of Great Black Thinkers, and I am pleased to have mentioned the late Dr. Williams before his unfortunate passing in December. This article adds to the list. Keep in mind that these thinkers are individuals I specifically place in the liberty-minded and/or small-c conservative tradition, so the growing … Read more

1/22/21 – Release Radar Favorites

I get a weekly release radar with new songs from artists that I follow on Spotify. This article notes my favorite songs from the past week: Standing in the Storm, August Burns Red Kärlek Slutar Alltid Med Bråk, Molly Sandén Everything, 3LAU Use Me, Emerald Royce Anxious, Dennis Lloyd The Blessing, Elevation Worship New Day, … Read more

Energy vs BPM in Music

This tool integrates with Spotify and allows you to sort your playlist. It presents an option called Energy and I have no idea how that is computed. I tweeted to ask the creative engineers here. This article speculates on how I would think energy would need to be computed in order to make it preferred … Read more

The Names of My Children

I have two kids with my wife, Christina, and I wanted to jot down their name meaning. My first-born son is Samuel Luke Vandivier and he is 2 years old. My second-born daughter is Ellie Marie Vandivier and she turns 6 months old later this month. My wife and I are intentional about not choosing … Read more

Jack Dorsey, a Plausible Libertarian

I’ve listened to Jack Dorsey talk a few times including his discussions with Joe Rogan and Lex Friedman. Dorsey is CEO of Twitter and Square. Twitter is a revolutionary social media app and Square is a revolutionary payment processing app. Dorsey is technical in that he actually programs and he co-founded Twitter including technical code … Read more

What is Racism?

While posting a picture from the grocery store of separate packs of white and brown eggs for sale, I joked with a hint of genuine curiosity, “I wonder if racism enters into egg purchases.” A foreign friend commented with the question, “What is the definition of a racist person?” A conversation broke out which appears … Read more

On Beginning to Stream Code

This article describes my experience streaming code to date, motivation, some tricks I’ve learned, and future plans. My Experience So Far I started out blogging just over 10 years ago. About 7 years ago I committed to an at-least-monthly publication schedule. I began creating very simple YouTube videos about 9 years ago I have never … Read more

Don’t Give Your Property Manager Free Rent

It’s an industry norm that property managers often (usually?) get reduced rent as part of their compensation. I was suspicious there was some interesting employer tax deduction here, as is the case with many industrial employee benefits. After becoming a landlord myself and conducting research as part of an apartment complex purchase, it turns out … Read more