Monthly Archives: February 2013

For the Symbolminded

For the Symbolminded (This post is dedicated to George Carlin, who coined the term.)     Simply speaking, symbols are things that stand for other things.  They help us to navigate our lives, from walk/don’t walk signs, to maps, to our TV … Continue reading

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How to Be a White Person

How to Be a White Person     The economy is still pretty shaky.  Wealth inequality is the worst since the Republican Great Depression of the 1930s.  Not a lot has changed in the fifty years since “West Side Story,” when the … Continue reading

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Fun with Physics

Fun with Physics          I hated physics class in high school.  I still have nightmares about force problems; all that complex math.  Only later in life did I learn to appreciate it, because I see it in every aspect of … Continue reading

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