Monthly Archives: August, 2021

Some Thoughts About Protesting

I recently started working for Planned Parenthood of Southern New England as a writer. Due to the pandemic and the nature of my work, I’ve been working from home for most of the last three weeks. I did go into the office once though, to get my laptop and meet with my new coworkers in […]

Quick Questions: Language and Measures

It’s common to hear people complaining that America doesn’t use the metric system. It’s easier, it’s universally understood (outside of America), it brings the scientific community together, and on and on. Do these same people believe that everyone should just start speaking the same language? If not, what’s the relevant difference? Share This:

Quick Questions: Retribution

There was a bombing in Kabul as America is trying to evacuate people from Afghanistan. At least 30 people were killed. President Biden said, “To those who carried out this attack, as well as anyone who wishes America harm, know this: We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and […]

Quick Questions: Climate Change

Does anyone else remember a while ago when they were saying that an easy thing we could do to help mitigate climate change was paint our roads and roofs white? They said that more of the sun’s energy would be reflected back into space, slowing the rate of warming. Whatever happened with that? Why didn’t […]

Damn, Things Cost More Money!

The first time I became aware of inflation was when the price of a Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pie jumped from 25 cents to fifty cents. I loved the pies when I was a kid, and I especially bought alot of them when I was visiting Georgia and lived right down the street from a […]

Quick Questions: Vaccines and GMOs

Before you get mad, try to think about this in the abstract. Don’t worry about what’s happening in the world, your political affiliations, or anything like that. What’s the difference between being anti-vaxx and anti-GMO? Share This:

What Happens When There are No Consequences?

I was listening to a podcast yesterday which was discussing the current state of American politics and democracy (I think it’s worth listening to, and can be found here). Historian Heather Cox Richardson, among others, has compared our current state to the United States in the 1850’s, just before the Civil War. Ms. Richardson also […]

Quick Questions: The Afghanistan Withdrawal

Since American troops pulled out of Afghanistan and the Taliban began retaking the country, people have been talking about it a lot. However, no one seems to be talking about how to ameliorate the situation, or even explaining why the situation is bad. Instead, everyone is pointing fingers and assigning blame. The usual suspects are […]

Quick Questions: The Delta Variant Response

A month and a half or two months ago, we were told by those in charge and the experts that, thanks to the vaccine, the pandemic was basically over. We could lose our masks, gather indoors, travel, hug our loved ones, and enjoy the summer. Now we are struggling to control the pandemic again, running […]

Sorry, I’ve Made a Mistake

This is a woe-is-me post, so take that into consideration before reading. I’ll completely understand if you choose not to. I made a mistake the other day. It’s the third time I’ve made this mistake, and it got me especially down and discouraged this time. Now I’m feeling the need to vent a little bit. […]