September 23, 2023: A reader commented on this 11-year-old post today, thanking me for the tips about riding motorcycles in the vicinity of cars. I don’t do a lot of this, but I’m putting the post back to the top of the blog where new readers might see it. It’s not a very distant look […]
Over the past two days my sympathies with regard to Israel and Palestine, which were initially with the Gazans, have started moving back in a pro-Israel direction. I keep asking myself what my country would do in similar circumstances. I hate what’s happening, but I can’t bring myself to condemn Israel. Moreover, some European pro-Palestine […]
I was trying to write a long, intelligent post about how poorly served we are by the media, that giant echo chamber of misinformation and lies, but became too disheartened to go on. It’s all been said, and not enough of us seem to give a shit. For example: the minimum wage has been raised several times in the […]
Mark of the beast? Hail Satan, bring it on.
My experience with new year’s resolutions has been generally unsatisfactory. With me … and with almost everyone I know … resolutions are prescriptions for self-induced stress, ultimate failure, and consequent depression. They suck. That’s not to say I haven’t made deals with myself and stuck to them: I successfully quit smoking years ago and more […]