Thursday, September 5, 2013

Are the people of the US failing the world?

Given the timing and the title I'm sure that most of you expect this to be an endorsement of an attack on Syria.  While that is not the focus of this post, I'd like to go on the record as saying I'm against it.  The more we try to police the world, the more we seem to be resented for it, and frankly this looks like a no win situation.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Thoughts on Science

I'm the type of person who tries to look at things from various angles. The more you understand about a situation the easier it is to deal with it, and the less chance of something unexpected popping up.  I make no claims to being great at it, but it has served me well, and can sometimes make for interesting conversation, even if it's only with the voices in  my head.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Apologies to George Santayana

There's an old saying that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.  Judging from the things I hear from the media and my friends I have to wonder if that perhaps that it should be expanded to more current events.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Nostalgia in convenient app form

Like a goodly portion of the people here in the States, I'm a big fan of those wonderful little time waster apps Apple and Google like to inundate us with.  While hardly a game designer myself, I have tossed enough of them to the side that when one comes along with something that catches my attention I like to talk about it.

Since this is my blog, and since I can't see you roll your eyes at me when I do silly things like that, guess what today's post is about!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Angst and drama and stress oh my!

Alright, so not  much drama really, and most of the angst and stress is coming from internal factors, but darn it what's a blog without the occasional attempt at a Wizard of Oz reference?

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Little to do about something...

Some days you have to wonder if you're a bit character in a novel in some other universe, watching on as what you thought were basic ideas of right and wrong are shredded by the people who lead us as they look on confused as to why we're making a fuss.  As many of you are aware a London newspaper broke a story today about the NSA collecting 'metadata' from Verizon about the traffic on their cellphone network.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Much to do about (mostly) nothing.

Currently one of the leading stories here in the States is our First Lady's response to a protester at a speech she was giving last night.  From my previous posts it should be rather clear that I am not a big fan of her husband's policies, but I will admit to being torn about this one.