Category: Philosophy

  • Resolution progress 2022 : Q1

    Read 12 30 books. I have finished 8, which is well above the 25% pace at 66.7%. Updating the goal to include 18 more books, so now 30. Will count audiobooks. Not counting kids books. Add 12 read to the kid at least 20 times. 1 of these. Not counting short stories / novellas. 4 […]

  • Resolutions 2022

    Read 12 books. Not counting kids books. Will count audiobooks. Add 12 read to the kid at least 20 times. Lose 25 pounds. Need to regain some muscle too.

  • Colin Powell quotes

    For thirty years I have liked Colin Powell for his level headedness. I was disappointed in his United Nations speech about the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. But, he has seemed pretty level headed and effective at getting things done. No battle plan survives contact with the enemy. This battle plan quote is one […]

  • A modest incentive

    I believe current Federal policy covers medical costs for COVID-19 testing and treatment. If we slightly adjust such policy such that only vaccinated or those allergic to ingredients or medically ineligible are covered, then I think perhaps it might be another incentive to get vaccinated. Of course, this should go into effect after the FDA […]

  • TED Talk: What frogs in hot water can teach us about thinking again

    This one is a nutshell for Adam Grant’s newest book, Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know. I loved the book. I encourage everyone to read it. I’ve long strived for confident humility. I love that he names this talk after the myth of the frog in a slowly boiling pot. Frogs […]

  • Collected quotes, 2020

    The dangers of not thinking clearly are much greater now than ever before. It’s not that there’s something new in our way of thinking – it’s that credulous and confused thinking can be much more lethal in ways it was never before. Carl Sagan Quotes. (n.d.). BrainyQuote.com. Retrieved January 6, 2020, from BrainyQuote.com Web site: […]

  • Election season: U.S. leader quotes on my mind

    Now more than ever the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. President James-Garfield, 100th anniversary of Declaration of Independence Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give […]

  • Election season: Founding Father quotes on my mind

    I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. Thomas Paine (1776) Even mercy, where conquest is the object, is only a trick of war; the cunning of the fox is as murderous as the violence of the wolf. Thomas Paine (1776) The mobs of […]

  • Election season: My re-reading list mandatory

    Illusory Truth Effect : how the frequency of statements influences how accurate we think they are. Puppet Candidates : how candidates claim they create things reserved for Congress. (Bush v Gore) The Enemy’s POV and Ideological Identity : ideology > facts. Even worse, we have arrived where ideology is our identity. Bullshit Curation : “the […]

  • Is MAGA pro-Social Democrat?

    When people use Make America Great Again, the question is often posed as to what period? I often see the assertion to the late 1940s through the 1950s, which was before the removal of segregation. These are not usually MAGA supporters, but let’s hypothetically say this is true. Something that came to mind is this […]