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The Rules Of The Sky Are Written In Blood

Recently I have found a great deal of interest in watching flight disasters, and seeing what has to go wrong in order for disaster to happen on planes. In the course of these discussions of various disasters and near-disasters, it … Continue reading

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Is The Ship Still Stuck, Or How I Learned How To Stop Complaining And Started To Change The Way I Thought About Being Stuck

For the last few days, like many people, I have been greatly amused by the saga of ship that has gotten stuck in the Suez Canal, thus shutting down one of the world’s most commonly used trade routes, to the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Improvement Of The Estate

The Improvement Of The Estate: A Study Of Jane Austen’s Novels, by Alistair M. Duckworth Although this book is by no means a new study, it remains one of the more important studies of Austen’s novels because it takes her … Continue reading

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On Asymmetries Of Understanding

Earlier this evening, I saw a twitter post from an online acquaintance that stated that this person could not understand those who did not support euthanasia. I happen to be one of those people, and it struck me that the … Continue reading

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Religious In Spite Of Ourselves

It is remarkable just how few people want to be considered religious. Even people who, by any definition of the word belong to organized religious groups with whom they attend religiously and which have organized clergy, formal liturgy, and well-defined … Continue reading

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Civilized Masks

One of the striking aspects of humanity is that we all to some extent, wear masks. These masks are worn for a variety of reasons. Sometimes we wear masks to protect ourselves, to present ourselves as being less vulnerable than … Continue reading

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Mostly True Tales?

Recently I read a book that tried to present itself as being a true story of a particular person whose name is not necessarily well known but who had an important role in bringing a particular animal to the consciousness … Continue reading

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Book Review: Solutions And Other Problems

Solutions And Other Problems, by Allie Brosh In reading this book I have to admit that I had some complicated feelings and thoughts about this book. By and large, the author spends a book of 500 not very skillfully illustrated … Continue reading

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Filling The Unseen

The maps of the early modern world have often been lampooned because of the supposed tendency of mapmakers to fill in the unseen gaps of knowledge with notes like “there be dragons here.” While this is good for hilarity, it … Continue reading

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Lessons In Life

One of the things that people tend to learn, at least implicitly, very early, is just about any activity can provide some sort of learning. If education is expensive business, learning itself is something that is a universal human tendency … Continue reading

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