Idle Thoughts

Alternative Story of Absolom

The Bible tells a story about King David and his beautiful son Absolom. Some odd things happen in ...

Idea for a Judicial Republic

I have a friend with a blog who created a post about the ‘nuclear option’ in the US ...

United Airlines recently made news when they forcibly removed a seated passenger from a flight that had been ...

Why Machines Might Kill Us

Machines will eventually come to see any separation between stated intentions and unrelated actions as an illogical malfunction, ...

Revolution as Evolutionary Design

The narrative of humanity is marked by its responses to calamity. The tyrannical elements among us are tolerated ...

On Mistakes of Writing

It can be nothing but detestable that any writing would begin with the first person pronoun “I”. A ...

Cracks in Democracy

The sidewalks of democracy must bear the weight of many souls plodding along on their way to a ...

Words Matter – liberal v conservative

I don’t care for the term ‘a Strong Government’. I prefer to use ‘a Robust government’. What’s the ...