2/28/18 Confirmation Bias

It’s as good as a fresh donut and far more satisfying. We seek to confirm our own biases on every level. This is an understandable human characteristic, though not an enviable one. Those who are best at presenting arguments for their own causes have studied the thoughts of the best of those who disagree with…

8/14/17 Moral Preening

PREEN…….verb (of a bird) tidy and clean its feathers with its beak. “reed buntings preened at the pool’s edge.” with object “the pigeon preened her feathers” also preen oneself (of a person) devote effort to making oneself look attractive and then admire one’s appearance.‘adolescents preening in their bedroom mirrors’ also preen oneself Congratulate or pride…

2/22/17 Dramatic Intervention

Earlier tonight, I had written this long treatise on excessive drama in our lives: drama from hundreds of news sources and thousands of fake news purveyors clamoring for our attention, drama from our government, drama from social media, dramas upon dramas  upon dramas…even dramas on llamas. I had written that nothing was simple anymore, being…

12/8/15 The Tediousness of Republishers

I admit it. I am hooked on social media just like so many others. There is a caveat for social media’s principals, though…I am beginning to see just how threadbare it is, and can see some daylight through the once heavy, formerly new cloth. Thanks to every one of you who share your music, your…

11/27/14 Non-Observations on Ferguson

I have some enlightening non-observations about Ferguson. Well, an enlightening non-observation is every bit as helpful as some useless observations, at least in my way of thinking, and perhaps not nearly so dangerous. I wasn’t there when the unfortunate event occurred. I wasn’t there during the first round of protests. I wasn’t on the grand…