What is Euphoric Recall?
Euphoric Recall: Remembering past experiences in a positive light, while overlooking negative experiences associated with those events.
If you’re reading this, it’s because you’ve either stumbled upon this here national treasure of a newsletter by chance, or you’re just a guileless soul tricked by intrigue into giving this random dude’s Substack a quick perusal and perhaps even a shot. Either way, I really do hope you stick around.
Euphoric Recall — It's expansive and not limited to any one subject, but generally speaking it's my attempt to understand an American culture I feel deeply alienated from, and in so doing, I hope to keep you, the reader, abreast of what’s going on in an incredibly fast-paced, digitally-saturated world premised upon the ruthless monetization of your attention.
More often than not, Euphoric Recall will feature either something I feel people should know about, or something that matters to me personally and which other folks might appreciate reading.
Cultural critiques and criticism, travelogues, book and movie reviews, longform stories I've collected, occasional fiction, personal memories and experiences, “news,” opinion pieces, photos, etc.
And humor. I think humor’s super important even in the best of times, and it's not as if the past couple years have been a frolic in the psychic glade.
Who Are You?
Please inquire within. (Also, there's a brief bio bit below, but the short answer is nobody special.)
What I do want to emphasize, however, is that I'm not a Democrat or a Republican, a liberal or a conservative. I’m an American.
I realize that sounds corny as all heck, but it's true. I genuinely want what's best for the country, whatever that might be, and I understand that we might markedly differ in opinion.
I also don't care which tribe you belong to or where you fall on the ideological spectrum or what color skin you have, or anything like that. I respect everyone until given a reason not to. We're on the same team, and I'm committed to civility, respect, and honest conversation.
Why Should You Subscribe?
Word on the street is that all the cool kids are doing it. Just saying. 🤷
Sparkling conversationalist and well-mannered eater with a peculiar affection for cat shirts. I wrote a novel about the opioid epidemic based on a true story called Because of Jenny. And I run a fairly popular Instagram page @brad.neaton.writes.
I graduated from West Point in 2014 and served in the Army as an Infantry officer, after which I received an M.A. in Strategic Public Relations from the University of Southern California. I currently reside in downtown Los Angeles, where I enjoy people watching, being critter-friendly, and saying hello to dogs.