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Death in Charlottesville

A vehicular homicide case near the intersection of Fourth and Water streets in Charlottesville, Virginia, is international news. I regret the loss of life, particularly since the driver apparently intended to harm or kill the victims. I’ll get back to … Continue reading

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Sane Environmentalism

I think being concerned about air quality, recycling, and other environmental issues, makes sense. But I don’t think only being concerned about the environment is a good idea. People matter, too. I don’t think it’s an either/or thing. Technology, history, … Continue reading

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Navel-Gazing in August

Someone said “write what you know.” It was definitely Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, Nathan Englander, or somebody else. I’ve mostly seen the quote applied to writing fiction. Apparently some folks assume that it means authors should only write stories about … Continue reading

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A Mixed Bag

I picked a mix from ‘science news’ this week: tardigrade genes, fertility fears, and what is probably the world’s oldest living culture. Folks in Western civilization have known about our neighbors in Australia for about four centuries. Understanding their beliefs … Continue reading

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