Browsing Category Yelling at Clouds

Nothing is new. A great letter from Jefferson. Truths. Probabilities. Possibilities. Lies

Jefferson wrote “…Perhaps an editor might begin a reformation in some such way as this. Divide his paper into 4 chapters, heading the 1st, Truths. 2d, Probabilities. 3d, Possibilities. 4th, Lies. The first chapter would be very short, as it would contain little more than authentic papers, and information from such sources as the editor would be willing to risk his own reputation for their truth.

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Black Cab

…For these taxi drivers (admittedly a small sample, but ideas are not interesting or even important in exact proportion to the numbers who have them), Western societies now have islands of license in an ocean of regulation. In their working lives they were hemmed in, badgered, and constrained by regulation, supervision, surveillance, and mistrust. However hard they might work (and even that was subject to rules), they would never be much better off; but to change work was almost impossible, and to start a business of their own in France, while not literally impossible, required a kind of exhausting doggedness.

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Leonard Nimoy. Thank you

Leonard Nimoy was a big part of my childhood. I watched every episode of Star Trek many (many times). When later iterations of Star Trek came out, they were good, in some ways they were better...but nothing came close to the connection I felt with the character of Spock and the subtlety of Leonard Nimoy bringing Spock to life. When he passed I tried to...

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