Category Archives: culture

Donald Trump

Fevered media speculation about Donald Trump’s psychological motivations and psychiatric diagnosis has recently encouraged mental health professionals to disregard the usual ethical constraints against diagnosing public figures at a distance. They have sponsored several petitions and a Feb. 14 letter … Continue reading

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There is only one way to live

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Billy Don’t Be a Hero

“Billy Don’t Be a Hero“ is a 1974 pop song that was first a hit in the UK for Paper Lace and then some months later it was a hit in the US for Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods. The … Continue reading

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Scott Pruitt to head up the Environmental Protection Agency

Breaking: News reports say Trump will nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as his choice to head up the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt is straight up anti-EPA. As the Attorney General of Oklahoma, he led the state’s fight against the … Continue reading

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NASA’s satellite data

a recent interview with one of Trump’s top advisers has revealed a plan to make deep cuts to NASA’s funding, specifically targeting NASA’s climate research. Unbelievable though it is, he called this basic Earth observation research “politicized science.” We can’t … Continue reading

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Standing Rock water protectors

On Sunday night, Water Protectors were met with water hoses in freezing temperatures, shot with rubber bullets, and sprayed with pepper spray. Over a hundred were injured, some seriously. It is more important than ever to stand with Standing Rock … Continue reading

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The London Times in 1936

I take it you already know Of tough and bough and cough and dough? Others may stumble, but not you, On hiccough, thorough, lough, and through? Well done! And now you wish, perhaps, To learn of less familiar traps? Beware … Continue reading

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dialogue

DM: I want to be. A: You lack focus, you´re a waste of time and energy. DM: The creative part of the process of understanding is posing the right question. A: There must be a systematic way to refine questions … Continue reading

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flour tortillas

I have eaten flour tortillas like that in two places, at home when I was a boy, and in Beeville. Beeville is the county seat of Bee County, Texas, with a population around thirteen thousand. It is the birthplace of … Continue reading

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no way to go

There’s no avoiding it, Donald Trump is our next President. How did Trump trump the political establishment for the presidency? The System beat itself. On the one hand, The Democratic Party shenanigans disenfranchised many people that would have voted for … Continue reading

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