It’s clear that Donald Trump has come up against his Quanah Parker moment. Whether Mr. Trump can lead the world’s most powerful nation as adeptly and imaginatively as the great Indian chief led his people, first in war and then in captivity, is still to be seen. For all our sakes, The Donald is advised [...]
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THE SUBJECT IS TOO sensitive FOR MOST
OP-ED EDITORS TO TOUCH, BUT NOT MINE. hERE’S A PIECE i WROTE ABOUT the Presidential candidates’ brains for the local paper
Choosing which human brain to install in the Oval Office for the next four years is a daunting and demanding task. Some would even say it is scary.
For sure, it is a serious enough task that we should take a look at what we know about how our brains consistently deal with this messy, unpredictable [...]
So what do you know?
If you are a fan of my “how to think like a dolphin” approach, you know carps, you know sharks and you know NoQuiffs (Not Quite Flying Fish). In a world that technological revolutions have sent reeling, this knowledge is going to be increasingly needed, if not always welcomed.
The world’s main [...]
THE EVER-ASCERBIC DR. DAVID BRIN SAYS
ALL THE WORLD (AND ALL HISTORY) HAS A DOG IN AMERICA’S DYSFUNCTIONAL POLITICAL HUNT
One of the sharpest (and most cantankerous!) minds commenting on “the state of the world” at any given time is that of science fiction writer David Brin, best-known for his six “Uplift” novels.
Trying to have a conversation with “Doctor Brin” (his Ph.D. is in space science from the University of California San Diego) is genuinely [...]
A LURCH IS NOT THE SAME AS A LEAP!—AND THIS U.S. PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN ALMOST OVERWHELMINGLY ABOUT LURCHING, NOT LEAP! ING
When used as a verb, “lurch” is usually defined something like this: “1. To stagger. 2. To roll or pitch suddenly or erratically.” When the word refers to an act, it refers to something that is observably opportunistic. That is to say, something that is, at minimum, seeking an edge, an advantage, an opening, a [...]