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January 09, 2022

In the history of America and humankind,


In the history of America and humankind, it is a fact that at every monumental moment, there were between one and five particular people who made it all work. If they had not existed the event would not have happened. Consider our Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Emancipation Proclamation...



January 09, 2022

Grok, to understand something deeply, to the point of feeling it


Grok, to understand something deeply, to the point of feeling it. A word created by Robert A. Heinlein for his book, Stranger in a Strange Land, 1961.

Most people don’t grock democracy. The idea that we should sometimes give in to other people’s will is hard for the selfish...



January 09, 2022

What planet are you on, you Trump supporters


I Want To Be Perfect! I don’t know if this is a concept that anyone else finds important or rational in this world today, but, sometime back, I decided that I wanted to become perfect. Not perfect for me, or for public knowledge, but just because. I have almost hidden it for years, because ...



January 09, 2022

Movies and TV today are not helping with any of the problems and questions of being alive right now


In the past I have voiced a desire to sit down with a certain group of people and try to encourage them to change their politics and their (confused) minds. I have more recently learned that confrontation, even for a good reason, is destined to go badly, especially if the intended listener does not...



January 09, 2022

“I just wanted to get laid” is not a good enough excuse for ruining your life or hers


“I just wanted to get laid” is not a good enough excuse for ruining your life or hers.

Your ego will destroy you, just as it is destroying this world.

Everybody is a fool sometimes.

I cry often, but they are tears of happiness and sorrow both together.

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