The Flag is at Half-Mast Again… What is it this Time?

"Again?" "What's the massacre this time around?" I thought to myself as I noticed the flag lowered to half-mast while driving home from work. I make no effort to follow the "real" news from day to day, so oftentimes I don't find out about mass-shooting until a day or two after the fact. (By the… Continue reading The Flag is at Half-Mast Again… What is it this Time?

Division of Labor / Narrowing of Mind

Here's an experience I had a couple years ago: As I've mentioned elsewhere, I own a window cleaning business. At some point in time, I bought a sophisticated water purification system which -- without delving into the mechanical details -- significantly increased the speed at which we can clean windows. So, we get done cleaning… Continue reading Division of Labor / Narrowing of Mind

The Latest School Shooting

Had the killer in this most recent attack lived 200 years ago, I am confident he would have lived a contented enough life as a farmer, a butcher, a lumberjack, a surveyor, or a frontiersman. He would have had, relative to today’s standards, a physically tough life, but a decent, respectable livelihood nonetheless . . . Very importantly, he would have had reasonably good access to at least one woman who was not total trash and who could be his and only his. It’s a lost world.