NOW THAT’S A HEAD SCRATCHER

“Great is the power of steady misrepresentation” ― Charles Darwin   By this time tomorrow, we’ll be hours from Orlando. Saturday my youngest competes in the Pan Am Games in Jui Jitsu. It’ll be a stressful, but welcome reprieve from… Read More ›

Recent Posts

  • EVEN MORE QUESTIONS

    “Maybe my passion is nothing special, but at least it’s mine.” ― Tove Jansson, Travelling Light   Today we are going to revisit the themes and stories of Fridays’ post, as more has come to light over the weekend. Hopefully,… Read More ›

  • QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS, I GOT QUESTIONS

    “No intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless some stupidity is mixed in with it” ― Fernando Pessoa   Sometimes it’s the things that are not talked about that echo the loudest. Case in point, this week reigning State Superintendent… Read More ›

  • HOW DO WE CHOOSE?

    “Sometimes, because we use the same words, we assume we mean the same thing” ― Ahdaf Soueif, The Map of Love   I continue to read extensively about America’s ongoing battle with history – the stories we tell and how… Read More ›

  • THREE STIKES NORMALLY SIGNIFY AN OUT

    “To know what people really think, pay attention to what they do, rather than what they say.” ― Descartes   Those of us who are parents are likely familiar with the strategy of repeatedly reframing a question until you get… Read More ›

  • A LITTLE SMOKE OFTEN MEANS A FIRE

    “No man chooses evil because it is evil; he just mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.” ― Mary Wollstonecraft   Hope y’all had a fantastic holiday. Here in Tennessee, the weather couldn’t have been better and it was… Read More ›

  • SCHWINNING AGAIN

    “All knowledge that is about human society, and not about the natural world, is historical knowledge, and therefore rests upon judgment and interpretation. This is not to say that facts or data are nonexistent, but that facts get their importance… Read More ›

  • A HUMBLE APOLOGY

    “One study of twenty years of data in the United States concluded that “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.”4” ― Geoff Mulgan, Big Mind: How Collective Intelligence… Read More ›

  • OF SEAHORSES, AND OTHER DISTRACTIONS

    “I probably didn’t share his feelings – he hoped, really, that I didn’t – but he was no longer interested in socialising; in fact, increasingly he found other people positively bewildering. The interesting ones are like islands, he said: you… Read More ›

  • DESPITE ALL THE TALKING, NOBODY IS TALKING

    “There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.” ― Alexis de Tocqueville   My writing has been a little erratic this summer and for that, I apologize. As we emerge… Read More ›