Monthly Archives: October 2017

Journalistic prose

Journalism isn’t supposed to capture emotion. It’s supposed to relate the facts and let the reader decide what the emotional response should be. While this may be questionable assertion these days, the definite exception to this is sports writing, and … Continue reading

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Now THAT is epic

A group in Canada have been playing D&D consistently together for 35 years: The game takes place on what Wardhaugh describes as an “alternate version of our Earth” which also includes the continent of Tolkein’s Middle Earth, picking up 400 … Continue reading

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Mass mutations, or common prejudice?

We need research into a developing phenomenon. Mankind is developing telepathy. People are able to read one another’s thoughts. We know what is going on in other people’s heads. Don’t believe me? Spend some time reading social-political editorials and social … Continue reading

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One moment of perfect beauty*

Worth your captain’s bar for *… Okay, how about another, on me: * Quote from Babylon 5: “There, All Honor Lies” Tweet

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Most excellent of kitties

Before we even had kids, there was Max. He joined us only a few months after Terhi and I were married, and lived seventeen of his eighteen years with us. Two weeks ago it was time to let him go. … Continue reading

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License to shrill

I was involved in discussion on social media recently in which someone made a post that was somewhat questionable but well-intentioned. The first commenters were somewhat surprised and questioned the poster’s sincerity, but things escalated from there, getting increasingly heated … Continue reading

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Peace and comfort

“Courage is grace under pressure” – Ernest Hemingway My oldest sister lost her three-year fight with cancer, but not before demonstrating courage and grace to rival any Hemingway protagonist, and not before wrapping her life up in as neat a … Continue reading

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Coolness that looks cool

Even cooler than the gun itself is the visual component. But the whole thing is cool from a engineering POV. Tweet

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On leadership and dissent

Benjamin Runkle has penned a fascinating article detailing the first meeting of General John J. Pershing and Major George C. Marshall 100 years ago today during the early days of the AEF involvement in World War I. Pershing, upset with … Continue reading

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Do we really know?

These days it’s commonplace to judge someone based on a single post, a single statement, a single act. People have been condemned for a brief moment in time, in complete ignorance of everything else that has come before it. Who … Continue reading

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