Lovecraft + Five Friday Reads 4/12/19

A scientific announcement this week made me think of H.P. Lovecraft. It was not the picture of the black hole that may or may not just be some photoshopped art. It was the fossil discovery yielding a being named cthulu because of its tentacle resemblance to Lovecraft’s most famous creation. This made me rush to…

Five Friday Reads 4/5/9

No observations this week. I have been sidelined. Spring break or horrible flu? To make up for this, I will add extra links. The Day The Dinos Died – New Yorker profile and reporting on an archaeological find that may definitely point to a giant asteroid causing the dinosaurs extinction. One find will keep paleontologists…

Midwest Floods + Five Friday Reads 3/29/19

Where your attention is reveals where your mind is. Our attention is on Russiagate fallout, Venezuela, political pivots and election 2020. There is a massive disaster happening that is not getting the Congressional fast track response that Israel enjoys. The Midwest is underwater. This will have a large effect on your grocery bill this year….

Five Friday Reads – 3/22/19

What is the latest fear the left wants to push? Eco-terrorism or eco-fascism has been a steady trickle. What is the next step? Worrying that the right (far or not) may start to take environmentalism seriously. This essay reinforces enough lies as standard liberal operating procedure, but does hint at the reality of environmental concerns….

Five Friday Reads – 3/15/19

A weird thing is happening in the business world where businesses are fleeing California and New York. I read this last week on Peak California. This is not Peak California from an opportunity or middle class paradise perspective. That is well in the past. The essay got me thinking about how in my line of…

Five Friday Reads – 3/8/19

Want a blog to check out that is better than nearly every other blog? Just click here. Read the words of Martin Shkreli. A man sent to prison for nothing compared to Elizabeth Holmes. He was sent to prison for raising drug prices on a protected class (gay AIDS patients) and being a good troll…

Five Friday Reads – 3/1/19

Lost in the Jussie Smollett hate crime and then hate hoax saga was the fact that Chicago is covered far and wide with surveillance cameras. Much is made of the London eyes watching all, but few Americans pay attention to the cameras all around them. This network of cameras is another private sector system that…

Five Friday Reads – 2/22/19

“It has a partisan bias and ends up revealing more than what the writer intended,” and “Donald Glover won a Grammy for his mumbling rap song” were random statements from two different friends but connected. The book was Glass House about a small town in Ohio going through decline. Donald Glover’s Grammy was for a…

Five Friday Reads – 2/15/19

If you want to engage in the daily political game and have some fun like meme wars of old, make a fake Democrat socialist account or just environmental democrat and start being pro-Tulsi Gabbard. She will likely not make it to January, but in the meantime she can be a vessel for interesting conversations. Like…

Five Friday Reads – 2/8/19

This year was a big year for Santa in my house. My son had seen a relative’s Nintendo Switch. This became the prize. If we visited, my son would ask to play. If the relative visited, did he bring the Switch? It was the big request to Santa. Santa came through. It was a near…