A paper I wrote for my cognitive psychology class. Read it, learn something, better yourself. Or not. Whatever. I thought it was interesting when I was writing. Anyway, here it is!Read More
I have never been afraid of my government. Admittedly, the cards are stacked in my favor on this: I am a straight, white, middle-class man from a good home, with an education, with no criminal background. Generally speaking, there's no reason for me to be afraid of my government.Read More
I saw a post on Facebook the other day proposing that there be a requirement for the Presidency of prior military service. And my first thought was, 'Well, that's dumb.' There is absolutely nothing wrong with military service. It's an honorable desire to serve one's country, and to be willing to die for it and its citizens. Military service can be valuable experience for someone in a leadership, both in terms of learning leadership and learning how to serve others.
But a requirement?Read More
Guns are a big deal, and increasingly on people's minds, at least online. Seems like there are more and more school shootings, workplace shootings, and so on each year; and seems like there's more kvetching about what should and shouldn't be allowed. I'm not an expert or lawyer or anything, but I do have a decent amount of common sense, and I have thoughts!Read More
My little garden is starting to come in, and my basil and mint plants are getting out of control, so needed something to trim them back a bit. The basil mayo is great on a nice caprese sandwich (tomato slice, mozzarella slice (normally a basil leaf, but forgo that since, y'know, fancy mayo) on Italian bread).Read More
From what I understand from the internet, yakitori is kind of street food in Japan. It is, however, really good. This recipe is not, strictly speaking, culturally accurate, but I think it's quite good.Read More
Alexander Dumas wrote, “If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself.” Epicurus (or maybe some other Greek philosopher) asked, “Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”Read More