Musings, rants, rambling, general nonsense

The Blob

Amazon has introduced a feature which allows Kindle book previews without requiring an account or the Kindle app*, so I thought I’d test it here. And why not do it with #caring? Government has gone from being an annoying necessity to a self-replicating blob that attempts to assimilate everything it touches — every role, every […]

Curiosity Breeds Success

“When kind Dean Barris led the procession back and said, ‘I am pleased to announce,’ she never heard the end of the sentence, for she was convinced that he would only have been pleased had she passed! She ran home happily through the rain to cable Frank, and tried to explain to the children why […]

The Case Against Marriage

Well, not so much against marriage in general – but strongly against government’s involvement in it. Proponents of same-sex marriage claim that all they want is the same endorsement from the state that opposite sex couples get. Perhaps they should consider how negative that impact can be. Taken into Custody: The War Against Fatherhood, Marriage, […]

Educational Destruction

I have been having a great deal of fun with this book, Unscrewed: Salvage and Reuse Motors, Gears, Switches, and More from Your Old Electronics. Even at my, ahem, advanced age, and even though I “know” how most of these things work, I have found intriguing bits of new info in the explanations. It’s fun […]

Away From The Herd

Some of my favorite stories involve an individual who had long regarded themselves a person of the Left, who, when actually challenged (and willing) to think about their positions, realizes they are not – and perhaps never should have been. Such is the case with David Mamet, and the essays in his new book The […]

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