I watched a great film, a documentary: Merchants of Doubt. IMDB says it is “A documentary that looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change.” Sounds bo…oor rrr…ing ? Introduced by Jamy Ian Swiss a magician whose sleight of hand card tricks … More Honest and Dishonest Lies
This morning was the coldest day so far this winter, but six of us joined the Ocean View Foundation’s Crazy as a Coot Birdwalk. For such a cold day, we saw more birds than we might have expected, at least eight cardinals, a downy woodpecker, some sparrows, chickadees, myrtles and plenty of crows and gulls. … More Crazy Coots
This is a response to two bloggers I have come across, one of whom I often enjoy, the other just recently found by clicking on a link. I think it is about ‘chips on shoulders’ and is also about how often whites / men / straights / those in the so-called privileged or norm positions … More Ressentiment (yes I spelled it right)
Nearly everyone has a Monopoly box in their house or in their past. Genius. A game about money. Every one uses it (money or the game). And just like Monopoly, the real world runs on competition, gain, even greed. And just like the game, the real world runs AS IF IT WAS REAL. Even though … More Monopoly, Hegemony, and other big words
New Year Tradition – The Polar Plunge – 2016 water not bad!