Three weeks ago, one of the most important creatures in my life nearly died. He was hours, probably less, away from closing his eyes forever. I brought him to the ER thinking he had severe back pain, and possibly had a blocked intestine. Instead, they told me he was in shock, severely dehydrated, low potassium, […]
The Jersey Devil Season 1, Episode 1×04 Written By: Chris Carter | Directed By: Joe Napolitano Original Air Date: 10/08/1993 | Re-Watch Review Date: 12/26/2013 PersephoneKs ReWatch Grade: B- to B I’ve been off my game, but have a goal to get back on track with Project Watch X-Files Episodes in Sequence. Last night I watched season […]
Today, I was told two things about myself I didn’t know (add groan). The first being I’m a Marxist. The second being that since I’m an atheist, I subscribe to a religion. While it’s entirely possible I misunderstood the person’s intent (this was after all a Facebook discussion, which aren’t known for their details and […]
Let me get this out of the way. I’m terrible at writing movie and book reviews. A good review isn’t a play by play of what happened, but rather a critique of the story, discussion of its themes, style, and execution. As much as I love films and books, you’d think I’d write a ton […]
Do you find the consumerism inherent in Black Friday appalling? Do you decry any retail shop like Target, Best Buy and their kind opening even earlier this year on Thanksgiving Day itself vile? Do you shout at the top of your lungs, “Thanksgiving is for family time, not for paying tribute to the greedy American […]
I recently rekindled one of my favorite pastimes. Playing poker. Not that I ever stopped playing; I just haven’t had the time or opportunity to play much in the last few years. Last week, I found myself at my favorite local card room, Running Aces (which I highly recommend checking out), where I managed to […]
Conduit Season 1, Episode 1X03 Written By: Alex Gansa & Howard Gordon | Directed By: Daniel Sackheim Original Air Date: 10/1/1993 | Re-Watch Review Date: 10/30/2013 PersephoneKs ReWatch Grade: B- to B I couldn’t remember a thing about this episode before I hit play. Although the direction the show eventually went in made this episode somewhat disjointed, there […]
As a Minnesota Native, I disagreed with almost everything the late Democratic Senator Paul Wellstone tried to do as a politician. But I, along with many of his colleagues on both sides of the isle, respected him for his principled stances on issues he passionately believed in. He was an ideologue who made no apologies […]
I’ve wanted to make something like this for a while, and finally found the perfect picture while out on one of my recent Fall bike rides around my neighborhood. This is my first foray into the meme creation world. One of the great lessons I took away from my time working for the federal government […]
Over the past few days, an announcement has been circulating primarily among atheist-focused Facebook pages. The topic: proof that Jesus never existed according to American Joseph Atwill who will be giving a presentation in Britain this month about his “new discovery” in promotion of his books, no doubt. As a result, I have found myself […]
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So far, a fascinating look at how the U.S. Constitution has evolved, and how the interpretation of it has changed (for better and worse) from a Republican to a Democratic view (don't assume you know what he means by those terms, they are not about political parties) by a law professor Randy Barnett, who has argued cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Recommended Must Read
Economics is one of the most critically misunderstood disciplines in a democracy. Your ignorance is peril for us all. Sowell explains complex topics very simply.
If you care about Free Speech at all, this is an important read written from the perspective of someone at the center of a modern battle to uphold one of the most important principals of classical liberalism.
If you can only pick one book to read all year, pick this one. I rank it as one of the top 5 books all humans should read. It will be time consuming as its long and dense, but its also easy to read, and filled with gobs of nuanced facts and analysis to show how the world is better today than at any other time in history. Life is good, and Pinker has the proof.