Ender's Game book cover.

Ender, how did I miss you?

Last week I decided I was going to get around to watching Ender’s Game. Which meant I had to read the book first because I…

Indoctrination Center Ahead.

Aphorisms of public school

I just finished having a quite interesting conversation with a group of science teachers. It was a marvelous example of what I find to be…

A screen with a lot of chart data from a seti monitor.

Why the Aliens don’t write back

For what seems to be ages we’ve been pinging the universe with our proverbial text message to any aliens listening. “Come to dinner! Get to…

Strange extrovert questions

I was browsing through the first chapter of a new book this morning and I came upon another one of those grand examples of extroverts…

Huc accedit Santus Nicholas

It’s almost time for that wonderful morning when the children leap out of beds around the world and tear open bits of paper in search…

On the theory of one race

There I found myself, in the unfortunate position of stumbling into a conversation with a Scientian (my word). You know who I mean. Stereotypically, they…

Obama off prompter becomes anti-union

Comedy capers strike again. The non-Obama worshiping crowd is howling with laughter at the latest statement by Obama that to shut down the plant and…

Two WWII vets carrying torn down police tape

A tale of political posturing

The current news is being completely bombarded with news articles about the Congressional standoff over budget issues and Obamacare and subsequent government shutdown. So much…

Today is Hug a Vegetarian Day

If you have any of us strange creatures in your life known as Vegans/Vegetarians who are also Genealogists, then you’re probably going to see us…