Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is the sun

Tomorrow we begin the journey up. … [Continue reading]


You can mess with time. You can mess with space. But you can't mess with both. Oh, NBC. Your new series Blindspot had such potential for people intrigued by puzzles. And then you had to go and spoil it all by not understanding how time and distance … [Continue reading]

The stroller isn’t the problem (an open letter)

Dear men in urban environments and in grocery stores, Standing behind it and pushing the stroller or the grocery cart doesn't make you look less manly.  You look less manly by standing beside the stroller or grocery cart and pushing it with one … [Continue reading]

Less Science in our Science Science doesn't always require a lab coat There's a huge push in the U.S. these days for STEM - Science Technology Engineering Math - education, as if the only thing you need to be a successful human being is … [Continue reading]

It is official: Americans are idiots

If Donald Trump's ascendancy as a viable presidential candidate didn't already prove that we have surrendered our capacity for critical thinking then you need look no further than the USDA's food recall email list to seal that judgement. Stop … [Continue reading]

Not so standard time

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In places that follow it, the U.S. switched from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time this morning. Practically this means 1) we get an "extra" hour today (yay for manipulating time through philosophy of knowledge principles) and 2) it means it will … [Continue reading]

Love wins. We’ve still got work to do.

So...this was pretty much my day Friday United States vs. Windsor, the case that partially defeated DOMA, pushed the ball down the hill. Obergefell v. Hodges, already being called the lesbian and gay community's Loving vs. Virginia, kicked it … [Continue reading]

Dark is Coming

In other words...happy midsummer     … [Continue reading]

It’s About The Privilege

It is not necessary to react to everything you notice.

My high school friend T. posts a lot of inspirational memes to her Facebook wall. I usually glide right by because many of them hook into the "let go and let God" or "God never gives us more than we can handle" schools of thought. I'm not a big fan … [Continue reading]

Special Relativity


Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity in part states that a moving clock ticks slower than a stationary clock. The theory goes that as a clock’s velocity increases it continues to measure time at a slower and slower rate until it reaches the speed … [Continue reading]