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Music – Expressing What Cannot Be Said

“If Music is a Place — then Jazz is the City, Folk is the Wilderness, Rock is the Road, Classical is a Temple.” ― Vera Nazarian Realistically speaking, my exposure to music began in an odd way.  In the late 1940s my … Continue reading

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The Way We Think (2): Authority versus Power

“Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence” – Leonardo da Vinci An earlier post presented an overview of Jonathan Haidt’s The Righteous Mind and a description of the development of Moral Foundations Theory (MFT), which seems to be a fairly … Continue reading

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Would You Like One Space or Two with Your Essay?

Much Ado about Nothing – Shakespeare Science can be wonderful, especially when it reveals something definitive and really irrelevant in everyday life, such as E=mc2.  Science can also be frustrating, especially if its revelation is “Meh,” particularly to the scientists … Continue reading

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The Weinstein and Kalanick Syndromes

“If I don’t know it, it doesn’t matter because it doesn’t exist. If I don’t understand it, it’s wrong.” I’m all in on respecting Gap Theory, so in the time after Harvey Weinstein was, well, revealed for who he was, … Continue reading

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Thought Provoking but Obscure Articles from 2017

So little time, so many good articles, so many great books, so much fake and misleading “news” … (sigh) Here, in no particular order, are the pieces that helped make my reading year most enjoyable, informative, and often challenging. Ground … 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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Perfect Storms – 2 – Election Opportunity Fix

“Those who do not remember the past and fail to learn from it are condemned to repeat it” – George Santayana (tweaked by me) It almost never fails. As soon as my post is up, more interesting information appears; in … Continue reading

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