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  • The Myth of the Slippery Slope

    We all do a lot of arguing these days. New media platforms have profited on polarization, and our multimedia megaphones have turned us all into pundits. It’s gotten ridiculous. What’s especially…

  • 3.1 screamfree wishing

    Careful Wishing

    As a kid, I always thought “Be careful what you wish for; you might just get it” was a confusing maxim. Why wouldn’t I want to get what I wished for? As an adult, of course, I’ve begun to understand. Put at its simplest, the proverb simply means that our ability to understand our desire is outmatched by the passion of the desire itself. What we so desperately crave now may be the very worst thing for us in the long run.

  • War is Not a Stumping Ground

    “The level of dialogue on national security issues would embarrass a middle schooler. People are out there making threats that are totally unrealistic, totally unattainable. Either they believe what they’re saying or they’re cynical and opportunistic. In a way, you hope it’s the latter, because God forbid they actually believe the things they’re saying.” (Republican, and […]

  • Business Time

    Well, folks, we officially have a new President in office and I, for one, am glad to have all of the posturing and campaigning in our rearview mirror. Today, as Barack Obama took his oath of office (or at least tried to as Chief Justice Roberts gets a little tongue tied), I felt a surge […]

  • Carpool, Unicorns, and Barack Obama

    Carpool is an underrated parenting tool. True, you have to be willing to trade your clean car and peaceful commute for chaotic chatter and OKR (other kids’ residue), but I have found that it is well worth the sacrifice. Why is that? Because carpool has taught me more about my children than any other school […]