Had this fairy tale intended to teach the lesson I’m talking about, Goldilocks would have come back when the bears were at home, been invited in, and then had the legitimate discovery that some like their chairs to be big and firm, some prefer them soft and pillowy, and that even if you can’t be in your own home, there are places where chairs, porridge, and beds can feel Just Right. Or at least comfortable enough to be able to sleep well at night.
On Conspiracy Theories – Covid 19
A couple of people over on LinkedIn tried to persuade me that Covid 19 is a big conspiracy. After assuming good intent and trying to reason about illness, science, and just plain decency when people are suffering, I concluded I was wasting my time and moved on. My lingering thought is about conspiracy theories: Fact: […]
Happy Thanksgiving to all! In some cultures, they think not of time as something that has passed, but as something that is coming. Today I choose to be thankful for the endless flow of time ahead of us. We do not die – no one does – our energy merely takes on a different form. […]
You’re just saying that because…
Despite the risk of doing to you the very thing I dislike, I will nonetheless take the risk of making a few generalizations and predictions about you and me and others. There are few things that people can say to make me instantly angry than, “You’re just saying that because…” I think I’m not alone […]
“I have lived a thousand lives and I’ve loved a thousand loves. I’ve walked on distant worlds and seen the end of time. Because I read.” ― George R.R. Martin Art by Edvard Munch, History (This is a replica of a post by author Susan Cain over on LinkedIn. Unfortunately I can’t link to it […]
If 2020 Was An Ice Cream Truck
Thank you, Gary Larson
World Alzheimer’s Day
Today is a good day to reach out to someone affected by #dementia
I Refuse to Be Your Enemy
From a public art exhibition in Oslo in 2011, the year after the bombing and mass shooting that killed 77 people, most of them youth leaders of Norway’s Labor Party. As an additional act of resistance, the perpetrator shall remain unnamed.
Covid Reflections 9/19/2020
Proposal for the USA: If it is hard for many Americans to wear a mask that primarily protects others… might it make sense for the US government to order enough N-95s to be made in the country, let every American be fit tested, and be given a few reusable masks each? Let Americans go to […]
Johan Bävman’s pictures of Swedish fathers are currently on exhibit at the National Nordic museum in Seattle. Today, I participated in an annotated virtual exhibition, as it were, though the museum is open, with timed, pre-scheduled visits for pandemic prevention purposes, and I may go in person as well. I found the pictures very moving, […]