“An exchange gives the following definition of a cigarette: A cigarette is a roll of paper, tobacco and drugs, with a small fire at one end and a big fool at the other. Some of the chief enjoyments are condensed night-mares, fits, cancer of the lips and stomach, spinal meningitis, softening of the brain, funeral […]
A new social media platform, promising no ads and no data mining. Sounds cool. Will be looking a bit more at their business model. Snagged a short URL with just my first name. Guess that’s not bad… UPDATE: Appears to be a bit of controversy about the founder – not sure that makes this a […]
I am very intrigued with physics. I deeply admire people who have the patience and skill to explain physics to me (rest in peace, Stephen Hawking). With limited time to research wild ideas, (aka unencumbered by the thought process…) I still wonder how creation happened. In the Big Bang, all that we know of the […]
How quickly things change. An example from the convention center in Kansas City… #UUAGA
Twenty nine years ago today, I became a father of a wonderful daughter. Thirty nine years ago today, I was finishing up my second day at U.S. Air Force Basic Training. Fast forward, my son is now four years old, the same age I was when Bob Dylan released The Times They Are a-Changin’. Times […]
Love is the willingness to see that we are all in this together. When we decide to come from a place of love, our vision of others expands. Instead of seeing our differences, we see connections. Instead of spending our energies on opposing each other, we have the strength and courage to find compromises and […]
We learn in physics that matter and energy can neither be created nor destroyed – aka the First Law of Thermodynamics. Of course, matter can be converted to energy, as a tiny, tiny bit of matter gets destroyed in the fusion reactions happening inside our sun, with a huge resulting release of energy. Hence, life can exist on our planet 93 million miles away.
It may be hard to *seem* genuine when I am smiling at the arc of the universe continuing to bend toward justice, but I do stop for a moment to reflect on how hard it is for conservative people when their beliefs and sense of right and wrong is challenged as it has been these past few days.
My sister had all of our family’s old 8mm home movies digitized. One of the early videos, from the early 1960s, opened on a historical marker, shown below in a screen capture from the video. This apparently was an earlier version of the more recent “This was his Georgia” marker in Harris County at the […]
The World Health Organization has a really neat definition of Traditional medicine: Traditional medicine is the sum total of the knowledge, skills, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of health as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment […]