No *Insert Label* On Our Streets! – Racism, Alt-Right & Synthwave

“Self-righteous people can talk themselves into forgetting they are part of a civilization.” — David Brin I’m going to tell you what seems like 3 disjointed stories at first, but it’ll make sense in the end. The first one happened a month ago when a friend of mine wrote about a rally in Stockholm by NMR (a Swedish […]

“Am I A Bad Person?” – Well, It’s… It’s Complicated

“You don’t just have good people or bad people. You have complicated people. You have real people.” — Salman Rushdie Sarah’s quitting her job as a physician in less than a month, and she’s been invited to a Christmas party. She tells me about her time there, and how delighted she is to finally be leaving after all […]

(N)ex(t)pert – Why We Keep Searching For The Next Expert

“In long-term political strategic forecasting, it’s been shown that experts are just not better than a dice-throwing monkey.” — Daniel Kahneman After predicting the election results in 49 of the 50 states correctly back in 2008, Nate Silver became the go to expert. A position that was cemented in 2012 when he correctly predicted the results in 50 […]

When You Face Death – Everything Else Becomes Secondary

“Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent.” — Steve Jobs I wake up to the sound of banging on the front door. My neighbor’s yelling at me to get dressed and get out ASAP. There’s a fire. This is back in 2010 and I’m living with my cousin in a […]

How Trump Won – By Using 2000 Year Old Principles

“It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero Hindsight is always 20/20 and I honestly didn’t think that Trump would win. However, a blog post written last year by Scott Adams (yes, the guy behind the “Dilbert” cartoons) got me thinking that Trump […]

The Write-In Candidate – Anything That’s Not On The Menu?

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.” — Robert Byrne As with so many other “great ideas”, this one came to me on the toilet. In about 48 hours we will, if everything goes according to plan, know who’s moving into the White House on January 20th. However, more than half of the […]