Monthly Archives: October, 2016

Politics and Epistemic Confidence

Most people, in normal circumstances, get epistemic confidence right.  Once we have reached a certain level of maturity, we generally feel confident about the things we know and less confident the less we know.  There are things that can get in the way of our epistemic confidence, like harassment, but we usually know what we know and […]

The Times Have Stopped A Changin’

Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature.  That strikes me as a mistake.  I think of myself as a Dylan fan.  Blood On The Tracks and The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan are two of the great albums of the rock era.  I’ve seen Dylan in concert several times. So, it’s not that the Nobel […]

Don’t Watch The Debate, Please

The second Presidential debate is tonight and I implore you, please do not watch it.  There is literally nothing to be gained by watching.  But, that’s true of every presidential debate.  This debate is different, though.  There is a moral obligation to avoid watching tonight.  You see, there is simply no debate about who you should vote […]

Hartford Has It, They Just Don’t Want You To Experience It

Every year on Columbus Day weekend, Hartford hosts a marathon.  Can you guess how I know this?  They probably advertise, right?  Maybe there’s some word of mouth buzz?  How about social media?  Sadly, the answer is no to all of those.  The way people in the Greater Hartford Area learn about the Hartford Marathon is […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A couple of years ago, I wrote a book.  It’s not much of a book.  It’s even short compared to the ones my daughter and I read together, but it’s a real book.  I wrote it to help a friend with breast cancer.  Here’s what I wrote in the introduction: A short time ago, a […]