Author Archives: Blowhard, Esq.

About Blowhard, Esq.

Amateur, dilettante, wannabe.

Juxtaposin’: Missed Connections

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The Coronaball Run, Day 7: Flagstaff to Los Angeles

Blowhard, Esq. writes: This is the seventh and final installment of my series about driving cross-country during the coronavirus crisis. Click here for first post, here for the second post, here for the third post, here for the fourth post, here … Continue reading

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The Coronaball Run, Day 6: Santa Fe to Albuquerque to Flagstaff

Blowhard, Esq. writes: This is the sixth installment of my series about driving cross-country during the coronavirus crisis. Click here for first post, here for the second post, here for the third post, here for the fourth post, and here for … Continue reading

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The Coronaball Run, Day 5: Oklahoma City to Amarillo to Santa Fe

Blowhard, Esq. writes: This is the fifth installment of my series about driving cross-country during the coronavirus crisis. Click here for first post, here for the second post, here for the third post, and here for the fourth post. From the … Continue reading

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The Coronaball Run, Day 4: Little Rock to Fort Smith to Oklahoma City

Blowhard, Esq. writes: This is the fourth installment of my series about driving cross-country during the coronavirus crisis. Click here for first post, here for the second post, and here for the third post. On day four we left the south … Continue reading

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The Coronaball Run, Day 3: Nashville to Oxford to Clarksdale to Little Rock

Blowhard, Esq. writes: This is the third installment of my series about driving cross-country during the coronavirus crisis. Click here for first post and here for the second post. On day three we pulled off the 40 and detoured through the back … Continue reading

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The Coronaball Run, Day 2: Richmond to Asheville to Nashville

Blowhard, Esq. writes: This is the second installment of my series about driving cross-country during the coronavirus crisis. Click here for first post. On day two we left behind the North and drove deeper into the South. Richmond set the pattern … Continue reading

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The Coronaball Run, Day 1: New York City to Richmond

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In the middle of the coronavirus crisis, I drove from New York City to Los Angeles. I had been planning to move back to California for a number of weeks and I wasn’t about to let the zombie apocalypse … Continue reading

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The “Comfort” of Conspiracy Theories

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A common objection to conspiracy theories is that the worldview that conspiracy theories reflects is more psychologically comforting than the actual reality. The objection goes something like this, “You think that X event was the result of … Continue reading

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“1917”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Sam Mendes’s World War I epic is every bit the theme park thrill ride as any Marvel movie. Dean-Charles Chapman and George MacKay play two British army soldiers who must cross hostile territory and deliver orders from … Continue reading

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