(7 comments) Friday, August 16, 2019 The Case Against Voting for President
As individuals, our choices make very little difference to the state of the world, often virtually none. Nonetheless, those same choices can have significant effects on ourselves, sometimes profoundly.
(6 comments) Sunday, August 11, 2019 We Should Stop Insulting Animals and Own Our Own Humanity
While we keep talking this way saying that people are sheep, cops are pigs, and generals are hawks that's not going to happen. People, cops and generals are all Homo sapiens. We can't be anything else. We must acknowledge that reality, with humility and respect, and get to the work of cleaning up our mess.
(4 comments) Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Our Veggie Gardens Won't Feed us in a Real Crisis
Massive flooding and heavier than normal precipitation across the US Midwest this year delayed or entirely prevented the planting of many crops. The situation was sufficiently widespread that it was visible from space.
(4 comments) Sunday, July 14, 2019 We Need to Stop Believing in "Belief"
"I don't believe in belief. I think belief is a tremendously stultifying force. What I'm interested in is freedom, and I noticed very early that a belief absolutely precludes the possibility of holding to its opposite, and therefore if you believe something you have" limited yourself."
(2 comments) Saturday, June 15, 2019 Reflections on Technology & Culture at my Half-Century Mark
I have remained intrigued about age as it relates to history. So, I value the experiences of people ten to twenty years older than me who have clear memories of the Sixties and early Seventies, and I am interested in the views of those twenty to thirty years younger who never knew the world without the internet.