commentary / news / Politics

Sum-it-up Sunday: Arms, Aftermath, Accords, Accomplishments

As of this writing, we still don’t have a motive for the Las Vegas mass shooting – and yet within twenty-four hours the calls began for SOMETHING to be done (meaning gun control), along with the vilification of people who didn’t agree with that agenda. There is a certain callous absurdity in demanding more laws … Continue reading

Forecast / Freedom / Technology

Forecast Friday: Improving Others for the Greater Good

Scientists in Germany are seemingly concerned that some members of their electorate are opposing their betters. These people are said to have a host of wrong-headed ideas – thoughts of nationalism, and xenophobia, among others. A study has been done by said scientists, and they have determined that they can reduce this wrong-thinking by administering … Continue reading

ideation / Meandering / Perception

Meandering Monday about the Fickleness of Fantasies

Did you ever find yourself disappointed in a movie because the dragons just don’t look real? (What does a real dragon look like, anyway?) We like our fantasies to be realistic. Of course, we want the negative, frightening, and painful fantasies to be unlikely (like Aliens), but that’s another matter. Back to dragons: who knows … Continue reading