We are not fallen angels, we are risen apes
18 April 2021
Link round-up for 18 April 2021
Various interesting stuff I ran across on the net over the last week. o o o o o Sign up today for cat life coaching . Poor ostrich ! Even on...
16 April 2021
Saturday mornings at the clinic
In September 2003 I began volunteering as what is known as a "pro-choice escort" at a Portland abortion clinic. For about the nex...
13 April 2021
Book review -- it's not 1965 any more
Factfulness by Hans Rosling (2018) This book ( buy it here ), by a Swedish doctor and medical researcher who has worked in some of the worl...
11 April 2021
Link round-up for 11 April 2021
Various interesting stuff I ran across on the net over the last week. o o o o o Cats are such graceful animals . Once wasn't enough for ...
08 April 2021
The blood cult
Christianity has a bizarre obsession with blood. A common metaphor for being "saved" is being "washed in the blood" of ...
06 April 2021
Video of the day -- Not Home
Even if we someday find another planet which is basically habitable, it will probably be different enough in subtle ways to never feel quite...
04 April 2021
Link round-up for 4 April 2021
Various interesting stuff I ran across on the net over the last week. o o o o o Let these new TV channels really exist, please. US law stri...
03 April 2021
Video of the day -- Loose Canyon
A new indie group from the UK. Found via Hackwhackers, which has some background .
01 April 2021
Diseases of the body, diseases of the mind
As the global deployment of vaccines brings the end of the covid-19 pandemic into view, the coronavirus is enjoying a final surge with the h...
30 March 2021
A terrorist temptation
Now that a week of effort has finally dislodged the Ever Given from the bank of the Suez Canal, the backlogged flow of trade can get moving ...
Quote for the day -- defiance
I love the spirit of this. Of course Congress should, and I think will, pass federal voting-rights protection to sweep away the Jim Crow re...
28 March 2021
Link round-up for 28 March 2021
Various interesting stuff I ran across on the net over the last week. o o o o o Don't believe everything you see . Eldritch evil lives w...
26 March 2021
The mind in flight, from 1903 to 2021
It's been just over 117 years since the Wright brothers achieved the first powered flight in December of 1903. Compared with the full ...
23 March 2021
Video of the day -- freedom from dehumanization
The shroud conceals the humanity of the person, but the person is always there. The voice-over is in Arabic -- translation: Look at her No,...
21 March 2021
Link round-up for 21 March 2021
Various interesting stuff I ran across on the net over the last week. o o o o o St Patrick's Day has arrived! UK town names make a road...
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