Category Archives: Rational

Face Masks: Learn ’em, Live ’em, Love ’em (And for pity’s sake, WEAR THEM!)

Most folks connected with me on social media have only seen the occasional comment or link from me about how the SARS-CoV-2 crisis is being handled in the U.S., but have no idea that I’ve spent the last three weeks working on practical and citizen-available ways to improve the survival rates of our medical personnel […]

Also posted in Family, For Facebook, General, Personal, Political | Leave a comment

No More Plastic Shopping Bags: The environment is saved! (Except it isn’t)

The Devil's Totes

As of March first, 2020, “single-use” shopping bags have been banned in New York State, a bold but profoundly stupid measure intended (as usual) to “protect the environment.” As far as I can tell, this is a deeply misguided and politically motivated initiative that is bound to produce far more harm to the environment than […]

Also posted in For Facebook, Personal, Political | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

It’s Science; Use Your Goddamned Brains!

You can’t just believe in science when it says what you want.

Also posted in For Facebook, Geeky, General, Personal, Philosophical, Political, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“C” Players

On a professional level, I try very hard to give everyone the benefit of the doubt and reject categorizations of people’s competence in their jobs unless there is literally no way to characterize someone as anything other than incompetent. Then again, there are simply some people you encounter whose continued presence among the living constitutes […]

Also posted in For Facebook, Geeky, General, Industry | 2 Responses

Moments of Joy

It occurs to me that all the meditative and religious traditions of the world, at their core, are about finding a way, despite all the terrible, stressful, depressing things in the average person’s life, to find some joy. I’ve spent my entire life studying martial arts, physics, religions, philosophies, yoga, dance, etc., and in retrospect, […]

Also posted in Family, For Facebook, General, Personal, Philosophical | 1 Response
  • Archives

  • Meta

  • Blaise on Twitter