Monthly Archives: September 2011

Saving Lives One Life at a Time

On one of the technical blogs I follow, written by Brad Abrams, he wrote of becoming a bone marrow donor.  He described how his donation (described in this post here) would give a 44-year-old woman, unknown to him both as to … Continue reading

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Poisoning the Well: More Logical Fallacies

From Wikipedia: “Poisoning the well (or attempting to poison the well) is a rhetorical device where adverse information about a target is pre-emptively presented to an audience, with the intention of discrediting or ridiculing everything that the target person is … Continue reading

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One Decade Later: September 11, 2001

I remember that morning very well.  Living on the West Coast, things were well along by the time I woke up, and I woke up to one of the kids proclaiming loudly in the hallway that one of the towers … Continue reading

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Straw Men and Other Logical Fallacies

If you pay attention to political rhetoric, you’ll see a lot of this.  I have to admit that I find myself shaking my head in wonder waaaay too often over it.  But it’s inevitable. For those of you who don’t … Continue reading

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Starfist Science Fiction Movie!

There is a military science-fiction novel series I have been reading for some time — in fact, I am enough of a fan that I started and operate a fan website and discussion forum — called the Starfist Series.  A … Continue reading

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No Appreciation, No Gratitude

 

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The same thing over and over again

It is variously attributed to one source or another, but it is said that one definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again, yet expect different results each time. And in honor of this saying, … Continue reading

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