Thursday, March 22, 2018

If the Oil Companies say so...

Five major oil companies have admitted in federal court they accept mainstream consensus presented by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. What is there left to argue about??

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Placebo explained?

I've long secretly feared the effects of my own SSRI medication was nothing but placebo magic; and like magic, might mysteriously disappear one day in a puff disbelief. I didn't think about it too much, but it appears I'm safe for now, in the land of objective reality.

The bidirectional abilities of the body mind connection will continue astound and confound.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

All acts of public violence (violence broadly on the public body[1]) have the same root causes -- the purported politics and manifestos are just window dressing; the ideological last straw.

Sad people without identity or purpose, lacking hope, but bearing a heavy grudge and a simmering rage. If you want to make it stop, you've got to address the root; and at the root are tough issues of social justice, economic development, and civic organism.

[1] school shootings, workplace shootings, baseball shootings, mass stabbings, concert bombings, church shootings, train knifings, etc.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

It *wasn't* in

This is becoming something of a theme in the playoffs. It really was obviously a high stick.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Post-factual World

The only thing more notable than watching a panel of people realize they don’t know whether or not something is true is watching a panel of people realize they don’t particularly care, because it feels true enough.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Monday, October 3, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016

The 400 mile walk

The metaphor is a bit overblown, but still accurate.