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Housekeeping: This Much is True!

The Truth About Everything is on Google's radar – just in time for AI Overview to render search results below the AI-generated "snapshot" less popular than a cigar smoker in a maternity ward (how times have changed).

Our Google listing describes TTAE as "An online magazine addressing the objective truth about everything." Yes, well, being human (white and cis-gender, no less), I make no claim to objective truth,

I was about to ask my main man Michael to remove the word "objective" from TTAE's digital come-on. And then I thought nah, rage bait! Unlike this guy, apparently...

Did you make it through the video without longing for the Beavis and Butthead version? Then you have a finer mind than I, Gunga Din.

I think the truth about truth guy's saying what I just said: objective truth is a chimaera: an organism with two or more genetically distinct types of cells originating from different zygotes. Or something like that.

Unless you're a Bible thumping Christian. As a Quaker-educated Jew, I believe one (or more) should pursue "the honor of truth" (my school's motto) without fear or favor. To that end, any and all ideas are improved by trial by liar. I mean fire.

The ideal TTAE reader should be enraged by someone claiming to know "the truth." They should be ready, willing and able to challenge the analysis, suppositions and conclusions offered hereabouts. Logically, coherently and passionately. Without caps lock, preferably.

I'm determined that TTAE will be true to my previous Truth About sites – Cars, Watches and Guns – as a safe space for intellectual exploration. I look forward to the day when this website's no-flaming-allowed comments section is alight with debate.

This Could Be You!

Fancy a little shit-stirring? The e-floor is yours! Anyone who wants a no-holds-barred platform to vent their spleen on any subject is more than welcome to post here.

Email with your copy. Or, if you prefer, text me on 401 835 5054 and tell me what's on your mind. I'll call to schmooze through your ideas. Then receive your copy with open arms.

[I reserve the right to edit for typos, cell phone formatting (short paragraphs) and the like. But not for content. While I reserve the right to rebuttal in the comments' section, no holds barred means what it says.]

Let's Blow This Popsicle Stand!

I'm nine days away from putting Austin in my rear view mirrors. The condo sale is almost a fait accompli. I've shed possessions and begun saying my goodbyes. I will soon be happily, or at least temporarily, homeless. A true Wandering Jew.

TTAE’s future editorial mix is a bit of a mystery. I'm also not sure if I can maintain my daily posting schedule; long distance motorcycling takes its toll, and I’ve got to pay.

Rest assured that posting here will be my highest priority – right after finding something decent to eat, not dying in a crash and avoiding that whole "squeal like a pig" thing.

Click here to follow my Ridiculous Random Motorcycle Tour. Scroll to the bottom of the page and sign-up for email updates.

One More Thing...

People who hear about The Ridiculously Random Motorcycle Tour and its forthcoming literary chronicle are excited by it. No one, not one soul, has asked me why I'm going.

I reckon most understand it as "an adventure" and simply conclude why the hell not? Even so, as I knock this accompanying website into shape and [somewhat] narrow its focus, I feel compelled to explain...

In Innocents Abroad or The New Pilgrim's Progress, Mark Twain asserted that "travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." It's the truth, just as the common expression "travel broadens the mind" is, ideally, incontrovertible.

But it's not the whole truth. Think of it this way...

In a gun fight, action beats reaction. But not in everyday life. How you react to people, places, ideas, events and things not only defines you, it refines you. If you're always reacting to the same things in the same way, day after day, you don't grow as a person. 

I want to be more than what I am. At the same time, I want to know who I am, aside from my possessions and accomplishments. What are my values, my good points and bad? What can I tolerate? What is intolerable?

This is that quest.


Chris Parnin
Chris Parnin
May 23

All due respect to Mulder and Scully, the truth isn't out there. Integrity is, but that has to be formed from experience and cultivated like a garden. So if you've lived enough and studied enough, I'll listen to your truth, even if I disagree with it. On the contrary, I'm fascinated by it.


May 23

Brianna West's book The Truth About Everything is the number one Google Search result. In which the author proclaims "“No two people see everything the same way, so how is there anything definitive, when it's all a matter of perspective.”

From my perspective, some things are definitely definitive. Like the law requiring authors to put a question mark at the end of a question. And the honesty displayed by Californians who end declarative statements with rising intonation, indicating that they know nothing for sure. For sure.

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