They say money can’t buy you happiness. The cynic in me wonders how much money was made putting that platitude on posters and buttons during the seventies. It seems the loudest advocates for finding contentment without money are people who have it. We are told, over and again, just how miserable the wealthy really are. How their lives are full of worry and doubt. We make ourselves feel better by reflecting on how they must always wonder about the sincerity of those around them. We find joy in the notion that the best things in life are the intangibles that cannot be purchased, or at least so we have been led to believe. Continue reading
Just to be perfectly clear: Mitt Romney has no plans on killing Big Bird. Our gigantic yellow friend is safe from the trophy mount, roasting pan, or where ever else a seven-foot tall fictional avian might go when he shuffles off his mortal coil. Continue reading
Thirty six days to go. Just over a month until we choose our new stewards in our towns, counties, states and nation. Early in November we will go to the polls, if we are smart, make an informed decision (hey a girl can dream) Continue reading
Today’s post is full of disappointment for me folks. It will be split up into two stories, but really there is only one: our own political laziness. Bare with me as events of the last week have me more than a little angry and sad. Continue reading
It was thought that the machines would not be able to find an energy source as abundant as the sun.
-Morpheus in The Matrix
I am not a “hard” scientist. I am no physicist, chemist or biologist. I am a political scientist by training (and whether or not that counts is an entirely different post) Continue reading
Fair Warning: This post is deliberately meant to challenge certain long-held ideas. It is intended to shock you into awareness. I will try to do so as kindly as possible, I know most of you are not willfully ignorant, but I want to help you to be the best you can be, even if, maybe especially if, that means getting you to give up something you love. I also do not want to out you to your children, so please, don’t let them read this without reading it yourself, and even then, only after you have seriously reflected on it. Continue reading