Amid all the other crap going on in our politics—all of which are important—we have two issues that are going to fundamentally change the lives of every person on the planet. The book I’m working on now touches on one of them, the book I’ll work on next (probably) takes on the other. The first […]
Here are two remarkably great videos that describe the fundamental weight control argument that rages through the country/world, and more important to me, my household. Lisa and I can talk about, understand each other and agree on almost everything except this. We get into these discussions and next thing I know we’re actually kinda arguing. […]
Okay, it’s an hour long, so I know a lot of folks won’t have the patience for it. But if you want a pretty reasonable understanding of why the recent news about the big bang is … well … such big news, you could do a lot worse than taking the time to listen to […]
I’ve been working on this short story now for over a week. It’s going to end up at about 6K words, which is fine. A story needs to be whatever it’s going to be. But it’s a complex story, and it’s taken a lot of writing and rethinking. Yesterday I was stuck, and I was […]
There’s a Bad Supermoon a risin’ come Sunday morning.
If you follow this place at all, you know that Lisa and I have undertaken a fairly diligent approach to both activity and diet over the past few years, and that this has given us some pretty good results. All good for us. Our frames of mind are similar, but a bit different in the […]
For everyone who says Superman is fictional, I’ll just note he’s made Scientific American. Dude’s real, I tell you. Dude’s real.
I always enjoy things that examine how people think about things, especially when it’s accompanied by a bit of modern brain science. I grabbed this article on optimisim bias off Kris Rusch’s Twitter stream. In particular, I wonder how far this goes toward covering why people do things that are so obviously bad for them. […]
If you don’t follow him, Toby Buckell had a great quickie post up on roboticly driven cars. I’ve always thought this had the best probability of resulting in “public” transportation in the US. We’re a big ol’ nation, after all, and we like having our own car in order to drive from Wyoming to Poughkeepsie […]
File this under the heading that it’s not only people who are strange. # In my “day off” yesterday, I ran into a pair of interesting videos about economics in the monkey community. That last isnot a sentence I every thought I might type in my lifetime, but it is proof that the world is […]