“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” –Antoine de Saint-Exupery For me, personally, it isn’t the endless immensity of the seas that calls. It’s the endless immensity of … Read moreOn Being What You Want, and Bigotry
“If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when?” –Rabbi Hillel As you all know, it has been one week since the devastating earthquake first struck Japan. And the damage is simply horrific. The death toll is in the … Read moreJapan Earthquake & Tsunami: Relief and Charity!
“If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can’t fool all of the people all of … Read moreWeekend Diversion: Stand Up, Wisconsin!
“Global warming is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life.” –Hal Lewis The most valuable natural resources we have at our disposal during our brief lives are the following. That’s right, the Earth and the Sun. And if we want life on Earth to continue as we know … Read moreThe Physics of Global Warming
“I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.” –Isaac Newton “Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in … Read moreWhy I Always Get Excited About Columbus Day!
They came first for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for me … Read moreWeekend Diversion: Time to Speak Up.