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Hey! Did you pay for that?

As a semi-serious news watcher and trend observer I have come across several stories about ‘cultural appropriation.’ The Wiki definition is: Cultural appropriation, often framed as cultural misappropriation, is a concept in sociology dealing with the adoption of the elements … Continue reading

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Depends

At the end the 1992 comedy My Cousin Vinny, the characters played by Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei are discussing how the not-quite-legit lawyer Vincent Gambino managed to win the case. Her: So what’s your problem? Him: My problem is … Continue reading

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power to the people

Maybe you’re like me and stare with wide eyes at all the specialized technical stuff that we are exposed to. How could I possibly know if what I am presented with is legit? Professor ‘this’ or Dr. ‘that’ has asserted … Continue reading

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The power of “No.”

I go to a certain restaurant most mornings to sip coffee and peacefully read for a few minutes before clocking into my regular job. This particular fast food establishment is quite popular with young moms who tend to bring their … Continue reading

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Merely

A basic technique of modern science is to explain various aspects of objects or phenomena by reducing them to their parts and the interactions between those parts.  We are told that what we saw this morning was, in fact, not … Continue reading

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Did you hear the one about the lawyer……..?

  I don’t believe we have adequate appreciation for the task of the attorney.  He gets chosen to take a side of the case (a client) and fight to get the judge to agree with him about the facts and … Continue reading

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How’s your turn signal?

In this ever more self-centered world in which we live, I have come to notice an odd “indicator” of our condition.  The humble turn signal is a mid-modern device that lets us communicate our navigational intentions without the primitive arm … Continue reading

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