Category Archives: The Journey

It’s a Cheetah

This is the single best article on “giftedness” that I’ve ever read. Have a great day!

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Genius

I find it irritating to read popular articles on the topic of “genius.”  Here is a good example. There’s this ridiculous sentence, which is featured as a pull-quote in the article: Genius, as a noun, has always been a sort … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Artichokes

It was one of those hilarious-infuriating moments where you just have to bite your tongue and then top up your cocktail. “They’re not Jerusalem artichokes, they’re Israeli Sunflowers,” I was told forcefully. There’s no such thing as an Israeli Sunflower, … Continue reading

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A Time of Stress

It’s a stressful time. The end of semester looms and much work is needed, urgently, for my professional organization.  On top of it, there have been very difficult funerals (both young men who had no business dying), a delightful wedding, … Continue reading

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Told Ya So

So Mark Zuckerberg, college dropout and wearer of boring T-shirts, is in deep trouble for a massive, deliberate, for-profit data breach at his famous Facebook.  Fifty million subscribers had all of their personal data snuffled up, along with that of … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking–A Reminiscence

Stephen Hawking is dead at 76. I vividly remember his visit to the University of Chicago in 1986.  His lecture, given via a graduate student to a packed Mandel Hall, was titled “Why Time Moves Forward” or something like that. … Continue reading

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Volunteer Work

I have always enjoyed volunteer work.  Currently I help out pro bono at a local Catholic church for a weekend Mass.  Money is not abundant there, but the church is a little jewel and the pastor and I get along … Continue reading

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Face(less)book

There’s an article on the Verge website about a former Facebook executive who expresses deep remorse over what he has helped create.  (No word if he’s donating all of his ill-gotten money, or starting a foundation to fix the damage.) … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

The turkey is defrosting.  Bags of fresh cranberries await.  So do white potatoes, sweet potatoes, leeks, brussels sprouts, small white onions, and makings of both fresh and pre-made stuffing–I haven’t decided that detail yet.  A half-gallon of pasteurized but non-homogenized … Continue reading

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Protected: How to Register a Hammond– Correctly

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