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Politics

America is more of a business than a country

America is much more of a business than it is a country. This statement came from a friend over a glass of wine and a discussion on politics.  He certainly isn’t what I’d call a liberal but being from Southern California doesn’t blindly side with Conservatives.  He also has a PhD in chemistry so is […]

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Culture Politics

Feeling Down on America

The urge to write struck me this evening.  I’m down on America and unlike half of the population it isn’t just due to Donald Trump.  Instead it is a number of things I’ve experienced and read since I came back into the country only six short days ago. The thought started right when I got […]

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Culture Life Religion

Considering the Human

Recently I’ve been doing an exercise in considering the human from an alien point of view.  That sounds very strange to say doesn’t it?  One more random blog where the author has gone off the rails.  But this is not so strange considering I got the idea from scientists Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Michko Kaku.  […]

A Passion Reawakened

It has been almost two years since I last wrote in this blog.  Looking at my post list in the dashboard I see that I had a draft entitled “The First Week of the Trump Presidency” but never published and I did not read what I had written.  How much the world has changed for […]

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History

Montaillou – Life in a Medieval Village

I just finished Montaillou by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie.  This took me over half a year to finish not because it wasn’t great, but because I have two young boys and thus free time is non-existent. I learned of this book in a Reddit post and quickly bought it as it is right up my […]