The Issue of Self-Righteousness

Once upon a time, I was a young man in college spending summers in Kansas City where my parents moved. During my first summer there, I wandered into a nearby game store and met a guy who became my good friend until he passed away from cancer about a decade … Continue reading

Odds and Ends 6/23/15

The Bluegills, the Bream, and the Shiny Stones

The story I posted yesterday made File 770, so traffic to the site has picked up some. I do hope people are enjoying the story and remember that it was written just after George R. R. Martin first chimed in on the … Continue reading

Today’s Interest – INTP

I’ve been goofing around with Myers-Briggs personality types lately.  I test consistently as INTP, which explains a lot, actually.  One of the characteristics of INTP is zealously getting into an idea. Until we get bored with it, which doesn’t always take long.  It neatly explains why I’m interested … Continue reading

Wonderful, Horrible Spring

When you live in the heart of Arizona like I do, temperatures under 100 degrees Fahrenheit are nothing to sneeze at. Except they are. When the mercury finaly breaks in the fall, it’s a welcome relief to both your body and your check book. Winter, well, we had 10 days … Continue reading

Usher In the Mathematically Illiterate Society

Math is Too Hard, Dammit!

Apparently, the state of Arizona is headed toward a mathematically illiterate society. We expect too much from from our children, at least, that’s what I gather from this letter to the editor that appeared on the opinions page of today’s Arizona Republic. … Continue reading