Category Archives: 16: Culture

Of Verbs, Circles, and the Cultural Mean

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me!” – A child’s desperate retort. Remember that refrain? Seems like a necessary staple that runs through every pre-adolescent’s life, reinforced by helpful friends and parents desperate to … Continue reading

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Instant Inconsistencies

“Damn the torpedoes inconsistencies, full speed ahead!” – Just about Everybody. Formula 1 has its Silly Season (rumors about which driver is moving to which team), but traditionally that happens only near the end of each year’s races.  It appears … Continue reading

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Rendering Unto Caesar

“Size matters, apparently.” – Anonymous Haven’t had time to post for two months, but I certainly haven’t been inactive. These two months have seen the period leading up to April 18th, Tax Day, which most will still remember. No, I … Continue reading

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The Other Question Google Can’t Yet Answer

“Do intelligent beings inevitably develop an attitude problem?” – Steven Pinker In an article at Bloomberg.com, “Google Just Found the One Question It Can’t Yet Answer,” Jeremy Kahn discussed a recently published blog post by DeepMind, the Google artificial intelligence … Continue reading

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Thought Provoking but Obscure Articles (and Not So Obscure Books) from 2016

So little time, so many books, so many articles, so many blogs… I missed posting a compilation last year as we were in the throes of relocating, but have reoriented myself (almost) in time to put together this collection. Here … Continue reading

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Election Redux

With a week to go before another major election, I got nostalgic amongst my angst and frustrations and reread my 2014 post-election blog to see if I might wish to update any of my thoughts.  One would think that, after … Continue reading

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Perfect Storms – 1

“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it” – George Santayana I would really like to add, “and fail to learn from it”, but I strongly suspect that was Santayana’s point. Which would explain why his … Continue reading

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