The World Is Changing: Trump, COVID, Crypto and the Internet.

It is difficult to really understand how much things are changing from our day to day experiences. It is as though a huge stone is thrown into the middle of a tranquil lake; we see the big splash but rarely wait to watch all of the ripples as they reach the shore and subside after…… Continue reading The World Is Changing: Trump, COVID, Crypto and the Internet.

An International Discussion in Virtual Reality

Living and studying overseas is life changing. The problem is that the experience cannot be understood by description but must be experienced. We are all born into an environment that is basically a bubble. We have our community, our school, and most often the same politics and religion of our neighbors. Humans are still very…… Continue reading An International Discussion in Virtual Reality

Letter to My Descendants on the State of the USA

Dear Descendants, I thought it might be interesting for you to hear my thoughts on these very dark times in the history of the USA. You’ll be reading about these times in the history books and so I wanted to give you my perspective. To start, let me say that I do not like either…… Continue reading Letter to My Descendants on the State of the USA

Monuments, Masks and Flags

The country is going through an awakening. The time for facing societal prejudices and discrimination is long overdue. The status quo has been that it will be run according to white, Christian principles and oh yea, there are black people here too. Over the past couple decades this has been challenged with an increase in…… Continue reading Monuments, Masks and Flags

Black Lives Matter

It has been a long time since I’ve written a post on this blog. Long gone are the days of being single without children when I had the energy to get involved in many things big and small. Well, we’re certainly going through a movement now and a long overdue one. Today is Junteenth celebrating…… Continue reading Black Lives Matter

America – the ‘we’ illusion

We the people, have it drilled into us that we are to be patriotic. We must say the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of every school day, we sing the Star Spangled Banner before every sporting match and politicians everywhere proclaim they are simply representing what ‘Americans,’ or in the Republican case, ‘Real Americans,’…… Continue reading America – the ‘we’ illusion

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. …… Continue reading Considering the Human

Santa Claus, Ded Moroz, Christianity and the Solstice

Belarus - Father Frost

It is 2:48 AM on December 24th – the morning of Christmas Eve.  To mark the cultural and religious highlight of the entire year across the Western world I thought I should post something about the holiday. My focus is the mythical figure known as Santa Claus in the West, Ded Moroz in the East,…… Continue reading Santa Claus, Ded Moroz, Christianity and the Solstice