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The Case for Polygamy

October 14, 2011


In a recent republican debate, Ron Paul was asked his feelings on gay marriage and then whether polygamy would be okay too. He responded: “It’s sort of like asking the question if the states wanted to legalize slavery or something like that, that is so past reality that no state is going to do that.” […]

Justice-based transformation

June 25, 2011


I just watched the Charlie Rose interview of Michael Sandel, a professor at Harvard University and teacher of the most popular undergraduate class there. I highly recommend watching it. I had two transformative experiences watching this video. The first is that there is a role for undergraduate education in this country. I have been very […]

I Can’t Stop Watching “Medium”

June 3, 2011


I finished off the last Psych and the last Lie to Me in the same day. Despondent, I scrolled for hours across the different categories Netflix on Roku had organized for me. After flipping past it a few times, I finally decided to give Medium a try. I like mysteries and totally buy in to […]

You can’t fool me

April 9, 2011


It constantly astounds me that people have good things to say about Malcolm Gladwell’s books. I have slugged my way through both Tipping Point and Blink and I have little good to say about them except that their author has fabulous hair. I am exactly the sort of person who should like his books. I […]

A fake psychic says my future is hopeful

April 2, 2011


Growing up, my bedtime was right after Murder, She Wrote. When others my age were watching 90210, I preferred Matlock. I have more than a passing familiarity with reruns of Perry Mason, McMillan and Wife, Father Dowling’s Mysteries, and Columbo. Over the years, I’ve tuned in for every derivation of Law & Order and CSI. […]