Category: General

she blinded me with...

05/11/12 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
The success of science gives us every reason to continue to pursue its experimental method in search of further truths. But science itself is incapable of establishing that all truths about the world are discoverable by its methods. http://opinion… more »

Jackie

05/10/12 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General

fear

05/07/12 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/07/fear-and-cycling/?hp Like many people, I like to set aside a few hours every day, generally between 3 and 6 a.m., to lie quietly thinking about everything that could go horribly wrong with my life and a… more »

Watch TeeVee: Die Earlier

04/29/12 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
If those numbers seem abstract, consider a blunt new Australian study. In it, researchers determined that watching an hour of television can snip 22 minutes from someone’s life. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/sunday-review/stand-up-for-fitness.ht… more »

Theresa Graves

04/27/12 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
Nah, that's not awkward. Awkward is meeting a black person in your community that shares the surname of one of your ancestors and knowing for a fact that your ancestor owned slaves all the while thinking they must never find out, but they'd probably nev… more »

wherefore obamacare

04/24/12 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2012/04/more_cancer_care_isnt_always_better.php       My point, however, is not to denigrate the U.S. healthcare system. It does quite well in some areas, not so well in others, and overall it's very good but not spe… more »

Friedman saying something important!

04/22/12 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General, song of the day
“If we are to get out of our present paralysis, we need not only strong leadership, but changes in institutional rules,” argues Fukuyama. These would include eliminating senatorial holds and the filibuster for routine legislation and having budgets draw… more »

Nino Rota - La Dolce Vita

04/10/12 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General

in defense of boredom

04/07/12 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
. Perhaps boredom should be viewed just as gout sometimes is, or angina or even mild strokes — as a sign of worse things to follow unless there’s a change in lifestyle. It’s not for nothing that the great Russian novelist Ivan Goncharov’s beguiling behe… more »

Tee Vee

04/06/12 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General

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