Category Archives: How the World Really Works

Links of the Month: February 2021

To the Thawing Wind by Robert Frost Come with rain, O loud Southwester! Bring the singer, bring the nester; Give the buried flower a dream; Make the settled snowbank steam; Find the brown beneath the white; But whate’er you do … Continue reading

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The Nature of Emotions

A rat who is working for food suddenly hears a warning signal followed by a shock he can do nothing to avoid. After it stops, he goes back to working for food. But soon, even the sound of the signal … Continue reading

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The Public Will Never Go For That!

posters for Victory Gardens 1943; download an entire 1943 Victory Garden manual here I‘ve often been accused of being a defeatist. I don’t believe the collapse of our civilization in this century can be avoided. I don’t believe that our … Continue reading

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Ensemble

cast members of The Book of Will, OSF version, written by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Christopher Liam Moore, photo by Jenny Graham A British friend, Johnnie Moore, sent me a link to a book called The Illusion of Leadership, by … Continue reading

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CoVid-19 and Human Incapacity to Deal With Complex Predicaments

This is the 15th in a series of articles on CoVid-19. I am not a medical expert, but have worked with epidemiologists and have some expertise in research, data analysis and statistics. I am producing these articles in the belief … Continue reading

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Beauty, Sans Beholder

actors clockwise from top left: Maude Adams 1897, Cléo de Mérode 1900, Ione Bright 1912, Anicée Alvina 1968, Nastassia Kinski 1974, Adèle Exarchopoulos 2013. First three colourized by Olga at Klimbim I‘ve often described myself as a hedonist — literally … Continue reading

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Not So Extreme

I was not surprised that the coronation of Biden went off peacefully. It was pretty clear that the gang of overpaid Trump PR people who orchestrated 98% of what happened in DC earlier this month concluded that, thanks to the … Continue reading

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IFLS, the Sequel

photo: Andy Bruckner, NOAA, public domain Since I’m still a bit of a blog whore and got lots of readers on my recent shark post, I can’t resist posting what I thought were the most astonishing scientific facts known (thus … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: January 2021

The Underhoused: Tent cities in (upper left) Vancouver BC, (upper right) Portland OR, and (lower right) new tents on a street in Nanaimo BC. The Vancouver site was bulldozed and converted to a playground. A new Portland tent city site … Continue reading

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All the Things I Was Wrong About

Caravaggio’s 1601 painting The Incredulity of St Thomas, based on the biblical story that gave rise to the expression “Doubting Thomas”. Image from wikipedia, in the public domain. One of the downsides of keeping a blog is that it leaves … Continue reading

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