Less Science in our Science

https://instagram.com/p/9ltRDSFnQC/ 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

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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]

Four things I know for certain about Ferguson, MO

Being a police officer is a dangerous, underpaid, underappreciated job. Police forces in this country do not do a good job of screening out the racist, homophobic, power-drunk assholes who think that having a badge and a gun gives them the right to … [Continue reading]

Happy Birthday to Me

So 45 has kind of been freaking me out.  I'm not really sure why.  Forty wasn't really that big a deal.  Maybe it's because the staff where I worked when I turned 40 included a much broader age range than where I work now.  As I think about it, … [Continue reading]

Happy Midsummer!

Yes, I realize it's been forever since I wrote here but that doesn't make midsummer any less important. Thus begins the long, slow slide back toward the dark.  Use the rest of your summer wisely for it is far shorter than you … [Continue reading]