Category Archive: Columns

How do Bad Things Happen?

I suspect most people are capable of far more than they think. Under the right circumstances a lazy person can become a captain of industry. History tells many tales of humble folks who… Continue reading

The True Value of Public Education

Few things have stuck in my brain like childhood memories of public school. I have spent a good portion of my life in buildings owned and operated by the local school district. However,… Continue reading

Getting Culture

“Cultured” is a word used to describe a person with refined manners, taste, and a good education. This means culture ought to be something anyone can acquire. However, when people talk about, “getting… Continue reading

Walk Like A Man

Despite our intelligence, humans are just another species of animal. One of many on the planet. Besides tools or language, or perhaps as a result, humans have a particular way of moving around.… Continue reading

The Well-Tempered Person

The future is a time of opportunity. Who knows what success and fortune might come? The funny thing about opportunity, though, is that while it can lead to achievement, it can also result… Continue reading

The Secret Lords of Civilization

One of the most fascinating things about the Indian subcontinent is its caste system. The caste system is a method of organizing people into a social hierarchy based on their family history and… Continue reading

Sports and Politics

Politics and sports are two human activities that have long been associated with each other. For thousands of years politics and sports have walked hand in hand. The great contributors to Western Civilization… Continue reading

Why I am Jealous of Trees

Jealousy is a terrible emotion. Next to anger, it is probably one of the most undesirable emotions, and the source of many problems. Unfortunately, jealousy is an emotion that all human beings are… Continue reading

Length Requirement

There is a strange piece of reasoning that has made itself known in every area of human productivity. It has done so despite the fact this reasoning makes little sense when actually deconstructed… Continue reading

Contradictions and Conflict

All Humans are contradictory in one way or another. Sometimes people maintain several simultaneous contradictions: a person who wants to be healthy but eats a lot of junk food might also be obsessed… Continue reading

A Glimpse Into Parallel Lives

For decades theoretical physicists have been wrecking their brains in an attempt to determine a unified theory of the universe. One of the most prominent products of this effort has been the development… Continue reading

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