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Thought leader or science fiction writer – which is it

We are having some remodeling done and I had to move my bookcase. I must admit I seldom read a book with actual pages anymore and removing and then reshelving the books provided a walk down memory lane. So many of … Continue reading

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Like Alice’s Restaurant – Amazon provides anything you want

Fake Coyote – Cindy purchased two from Amazon. We have a goose problem at our lake place. Nice lawn with easy access to the lake can bring geese. We have tried everything we can think of short of a shotgun … Continue reading

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Dealing with things you think are wrong

I post frequently about my frustration with what I consider the flawed and dangerous policies of the Trump administration and some specific Republican positions that are very much in contradiction to my personal value system. The Trump and Republican health … Continue reading

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Contributions required of all

I have been thinking about how I might best convey my attitudes toward affordable health care. What type of analogy offers the best way to explain through comparison why I believe all Americans deserve to be offered a way to … Continue reading

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Glassheim on Health Insurance

This is likely the first time I have forwarded an article from the Grand Forks Herald. However, I do keep up with North Dakota issues through the Herald and this opinion piece is so consistent with my own thinking, I … Continue reading

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When logic fails, talk slower

Various sources have recently decided to contest the value of a college education. For example, consider the following excerpt from Philly.com (The Inquirer). The title – Want to fix America’s Political Divide? Fix the colleges. As always, I suggest you … Continue reading

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Zuckerberg visits North Dakota

Mark Zuckerberg does some very interesting things as a self-directed learner. One year he read a book every two weeks. I tried to keep up for a while. Many of the books just did not interest me and while I … Continue reading

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You can run, but …

A country that longs for the past is poorly suited to address the trends that are inevitably shaping the future. The “make America great” folks are living a fantasy and those who are most clueless are being misled by others … Continue reading

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The predictable turbulence as the wave roles through

Some of these ideas (UW Prof predicts Trump win) remind me of observations Toffler made some decades ago in the Third Wave. He notes that significant advances bring a period of disruption and the romanticization of the good old days. Typically, … Continue reading

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On chickens and turtles

Most of my recent posts have had a political focus so I decided it was about time to take on a topic of greater and deeper importance. I have been told that great advances occur not so much from answering … Continue reading

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