Serenity Now!

Several philosophical breadcrumb journeys have brought me back to the Reinhold Niebuhr. And I’m finding that I either agree with, or wish I could agree with him, on a few topics. MLK’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” mentions Niebuhr’s influence on MLK, and transitively, on the …

Mama Weer All Crazee Now

Watching the beginning of “Charlie Says” (about the girls in Charlie Manson’s “family”) reminded me of a documentary I saw in high school. It was all about an anguished family’s efforts to deprogram their adult sibling/child from Reverend Moon’s cult. I remember discussing what it …

not with a bang but a whimper

There’s sure a lot to say about the novel coronavirus and about our healthcare system and the response and epidemiology and education and sports and politics and cultural views on food and medicine. I’d planned to write about most of those, and maybe I still …

NFL Predictions 2019: Super Bowl LIV

SUPER BOWL LIV It’s hard to be happy at getting the winners and being 8-2 during the playoffs (178-87-1 overall) when I was a disaster in the “betting” department. I missed both against the spread (3-6-1 for playoffs, 142-118-6 overall) and both over/under (6-4 for …

Armchair Macroeconomics

Economics is so multivariate, so complex, that propagandists can probably find data to support whatever conclusion they want to state. I mean, they may not be able to do so in a way that will convince economists. But they will be able to convince the …