Archives for October 2016

We Want Knowledge

Sometimes the most important question to answer for others is “why”.

It’s Not A War On Truth

It’s not a war on truth. It’s a war on sometime even more important….

Confirmation Bias is a Bitch

We love confirmation bias; you know, the fact that we more readily believe those things that confirm, rather than challenge, our existing beliefs. We love it when we can use it to explain the behaviour of others, or our inability to persuade them to our way of thinking. “Oh, they’ll only listen to things that […]

Deep Thought

I sometimes wonder if we’re becoming less and less capable of what I’ll call deep thought. And by “we” of course I mean “I”.

We Are All SO Different

I often like to tell people that I love my coffee but that I can stop any time … because I’ve done it before. Some years ago I elected to try reducing my coffee intake to zero, and did so cold-turkey. What amazes most people is that I did not experience headaches as a result. […]

Thick Skin Required

Had someone call me an idiot and a moron yesterday for my Galaxy Note 7 piece. (Don’t look for it in the comments, it was an emailed reply.) Apparently he had a beef with Samsung. Whatever.

Why Public?

One of the first questions I asked myself about doing this whole daily thing is “why make it public”? Why am I doing this on a public blog where anyone can come along and read … and judge? Because of course judge, they will. A couple of reasons came to mind.

An Exercise in Focus, Writing, and Gratitude

In 321 days I’ll turn 60. One of those arbitrary, round-number birthdays (though a friend often argues our “real” birthday’s are 280 days earlier). Nine years ago I did a “what I believe” post on my 50th, and I kind of expect to do the same again. Between then and now I want to model one […]