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October 14, 2019

Voyage To SGang Gwaay

We travelled to the farthest western edge of Canada.  Past where the continent ends, there is an archipelago of islands out in the Pacific that used to be called the Queen Charlotte Islands.  Now it is called Haida Gwaii.  It is no easy task to get there.

We drove from Vancouver …Read the Rest

Why Tacos Are Not Mexican Food
September 23, 2019

Why Tacos Are Not Mexican Food

It was in the 1970s and I had been working in the US for a few years.  I was hired …Read the Rest

The World of Should Be
August 25, 2019

The World of Should Be

Human existence has changed because we wanted the “world of should be” instead of the “world of is.”  We tinker …Read the Rest

Something Good About Venezuela
July 5, 2019

Something Good About Venezuela

There has been a lot of bad news about Venezuela recently – government upheaval, scarcities, lack of medications, mass emigration.  …Read the Rest

The Bounce Metaphor
June 13, 2019

The Bounce Metaphor

Long ago people used to dry their clothes outdoors on a rope or wire called a clothes line.  The clothes …Read the Rest

The Incident with the Wolverine
May 21, 2019

The Incident with the Wolverine

Back when I was much younger I prospected in the summers.  One summer we were in Northern BC, above timeline, …Read the Rest

We Are Herd Animals and Predators
April 20, 2019

We Are Herd Animals and Predators

When you walk through the Subway crowds, you surrender to the crowd.  You go at the speed the crowd goes.  …Read the Rest

Maximizing or Satisficing
March 19, 2019

Maximizing or Satisficing

Much advertising in the last 50 years or so has been featuring how products are better than the competition.  Or …Read the Rest

The Yao Ming Argument
February 27, 2019

The Yao Ming Argument

Often we hear arguments that ring sort of true when they otherwise should not. Some of these I call The …Read the Rest

NFL – A Test Market for Socialism
January 31, 2019

NFL – A Test Market for Socialism

The NFL is a closed society.  You have to ante up half a billion dollars or more to join the …Read the Rest

Predatory Capitalism Can Kill Us All
January 12, 2019

Predatory Capitalism Can Kill Us All

When I hear the talking heads on news channels quibbling about procedure, process, and wording, it strikes me that few …Read the Rest

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