A Case for Empathy

I recently read an essay by Namwali Serpell, author of…

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Will Vigilance Matter?

I’m a little late to the hit sci-fi novel The…

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Tech Buys Into Tune Out

It’s the “attention economy” someone somewhere told us. Silicon Valley…

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2+2 Now = Everything

This is not about fake news. That’s a separate realm.…

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Free Solo is Genius on Film

Free Solo is the name of the National Geographic documentary…

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Love! Nature – the Book Review

I recently finished Love! Nature by conservation biologist Dr. Reese…

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That Didn’t Take Long

So, right after scientists got their hands on the gene…

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The Stupidest Thing Uttered by a Smart Man

I don’t know Jeff Bezos. Never met him. Nevertheless, not…

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Our Home and Native Land

I came across, I don’t remember how, an interesting interactive…

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This Is Why You Keep Practicing Piano!

I’ve loved The Doors so long it never occurred to…

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Our Lazy Relationship with Reality

This week Roy Scranton — combat veteran, author, and Notre…

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Death and Dying, Life and Living

I have no clue how typical my Twitter feed is.…

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Because We Can

If you think of technology as the materialized knowhow of…

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Last Second Shot

If you’re lucky enough to get out for a snorkel…

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Waiting for Go D’oh (to Return)

From our present perch a survey of the past might…

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Anyone Tired of This Yet?

Massacres in the U.S. are like the Bill Murray movie Groundhog…

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Unity or Conformity?

A snippet from Hans Eijkelboom’s book People of the Twenty-First Century gives…

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Did We Stop Dreaming Big in the 1970s?

An audiophile and a cinephile could surely make the case…

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A Wonderful Reminder from Fugazi

It doesn’t come close to being there. But it comes…

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You Elected Him, and Now You’re Surprised?

Only if you’ve never seen his highlight reel.. Here’s how…

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Repurposing Teachers

The idea that technology = progress continues to catch hold.…

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Google Teaches AI to Edit Images for Other AI to Enjoy

Another AI breakthrough from Google. According to The Next Web,…

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A Case of Mistaken Identity

There’s lots to be said about evolution, faith, and technology. This…

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Eyes, Not Webs, Connect Us

There are about 18 billion of them on Earth. Eyes,…

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Lost Art of the Music Video

Not sure if MTV or MuchMusic shows music videos anymore,…

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Happy Birthday Mr. Beckett

Were he still alive, Samuel Beckett would be 111 today.…

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Fan in Praise of Music

Most of the time it’s best to just let the music…

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The Climate Engineering Wimp Out

There must be a term for it, for accepting a…

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To Generate Change, You Need to Create Empathy

Want to know why some Trump voters still support him,…

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The Irony Is Killing Us

Havoc has a name — and a fixed-move-out-date-residence at 1600…

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Fake Is about to Get a Whole New Meaning

Fake news, so much in the news, is a matter…

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Poetry and Painting in the Age of Google

Google Arts and Culture, the site and the app, is…

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The State / Fate of Humanity – March 2017

Here is your present + future:   Verdict:

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The Magical Need of the Artist

It was scribbled in these parts years ago that “it shall…

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Why So Ready to Forsake?

Our planet is so verdant with life we’re still ages…

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