Category Human Nature

Earth day 2020 – Relative size

Earth Day. If I were to pretend to be the Earth, and I realized these pesky humans running all about the place had actually planned to set aside a day for me – well, what would it mean to me? What sort of happiness might it evoke? Or should it cause me pain, knowing that […]

Viral Veracity

Vaingloriously vetoing voluminous & vital viral veracity. Virtuously visualizing various valuable vaccines. Vehemently & volubly venting vitriol. Vituperating. Viewing virgin veldt. Going back and forth, vacillating between vindictive and valorous ruminations. Stepping back and away from our ordinary concerns – where we can achieve some social distance – many of us are searching for relevance. […]

Dropping the ball

Philosophical reflection on New Years and a New Decade… how might we all do better

No complaints

The weather is miserable. Not really news. So why complain, right? But imagine complaining is not even an option. The rabbits, squirrels, foxes, groundhogs, and deer just hunker down and put up with it. At least they’re warm blooded. The cold blooded must deal with it as well. And though evolution has provided them with […]

Bee ware

What ware would a bee wear if a bee could wear ware? A simple riff on the old groundhog question?* Ahh, not so fast. Apparently some Bavarians were wearing bee ware last Spring. And at least for their political aspirations – it worked. In Munich a petition was circulated last winter and spring to make sweeping […]

Reflections from/upon this Galactic Speck – Earth Day 2019

Reflection, noun: 1) the throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it. “the reflection of light” 2) serious thought or consideration. “she doesn’t get much time for reflection” Let’s do both. Prepositions will help us infer which of these two senses we mean. Reflection from Looking to the heavens […]

You’re not connected to a network

Oh my. Is that serious Doc? How long have I got? What if the neighbors find out? I hope it’s not contagious, or perhaps – I should hope it is. A couple weeks ago Alan Jacobs left a note at his (macro?) blog Snakes and Ladders about his efforts to shrink his exposure to the […]