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

Rare Person Syndrome

I am not an anti-social person. That being said, I am not a fan of most crowded social functions. In this regard, I am sort of like a mythological creature. Seeing me at… Continue reading

Labor Day Sabbath

States and Religions serve many of the same purposes. As a result, these two most common of human institutions are often in competition with each other. Most religions have some form of Sabbath:… Continue reading

American Idol(s)

In 2002 a new TV show arrived on the airwaves of the United States. For the next decade, the televised singing competition, American Idol, has been popular and embedded itself in the American… Continue reading

Stupid Slogans

Every company has a slogan to help them sell their products. This is a viable marketing strategy. Most companies try to come up with slogans that are pithy and intelligent, or at the… Continue reading

The Weight of the World

A lot of people feel like they have the weight of the world on their shoulders. This is simply not true. Even if it was, the Earth only has a mass of 6.6… Continue reading

Running Backwards

Running Backwards: Extreme sport, horrible disorder, or poor escape plan? There is a new craze sweeping the nation. Sweeping it in the wrong direction. Everywhere you look you will see someone running backwards.… Continue reading

Survival Tip

The Fragile Dream of the Game Show

One of the most important traditions in my life is not grand or auspicious by any means. In fact, it is so mundane I’m not sure it even counts as a tradition. In… Continue reading

New Technology. New Trash.

It is funny the way we think about junk. A rusty old truck or abandoned farm machinery in a field somewhere is a cool find. Broken computer monitors or TVs lying outside are… Continue reading

Dark Ages

Throughout time, people have been fascinated with the concept of a dark age. Whether they are celebrating new beginnings or fear a collapse, the idea of society falling apart and then being put… Continue reading

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