The First Reader and I have been building castles in the air. They look more like low brick ranch houses, but that’s just because it’s his beau-ideal of a home. We will, soon, be ready to house hunt, in the meantime we are dreaming, making lists, and plotting for the next step towards having… Read More Dreaming
I’ve been thinking about the idiom ‘back-burnering,’ because I’m having to do a lot of that at work. I’m coming up on a week now, working solo, in a lab which usually takes a team of five. I am not actually doing the job of five — there are things I’m not trained to… Read More Back Burner
The death of critical thinking and logic in our culture has become more and more evident in the last few years, reaching a feverish peak during the recent crisis. It doesn’t matter if this was engineered – and no, I do not mean that the virus was engineered (it was clearly not) nor do… Read More Fresh Air for the Mind
It’s different, he said. Good different or bad different? I queried curiously. Just different. I don’t know why you had to make chocolate cake different. I don’t know either. Because I could? Because I was curious and wanted to see what would happen if I baked a cake with S’mores flavored porter as the liquid?… Read More Why Different?
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” How long has it been since you last read the Declaration of Independence? Yes, it was a political document, written… Read More A Right to Freedom
Written by Sanford Begley We’re going to stand on a sidewalk and watch the parade, today. And we will remember. A lone snare drum slowly tapping, tapping The flags on the graves snapping, snapping The children run around and play Too innocent to feel this day While others know and softly weep A widow feels… Read More Memorial Day’s Meaning
This is a guest post by the redoubtable Jonathan LaForce, who wrote it up and then let me publish it on my blog when I saw it and wanted it to have more platform than facebook. Thanks, Jon, and I look forward to seeing more like this from you. Why a Blue Collar American Doesn’t… Read More Blue Collar American
I am echoing the words of many bloggers today, as we all speak out in defense of free speech. Join us, in a virtual march, to show that you, too, defend the right to speak freely. Tell the Truth Using the idea that if you offend anyone, you’ve committed a hate crime, you can silence… Read More Join Arms and March