2020 has been an awful year, not least because years are arbitrary divisions of passing time, so there's no guarantee the awfulness will end just because the year has. Nevertheless, I learned some important lessons this year. In the interest of brevity, I'm going to boil it down to just three main points: One about the pandemic, one about Trump, and one about myself.The … [Read more...] about 2020: Lessons Learned
Over at Popehat, in the spirit of the Christmas, Ken White has suggested three charities you could donate to this season. Although I have no problem with donating to any of them, I thought I'd offer a few suggestions of my own.To start with, I'm a regular donor to the Reason Foundation. This is the parent organization of Reason magazine, which is the flagship libertarian … [Read more...] about The Giving Season
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Today I'm thankful so many stores have chosen to be open on Thanksgiving. I've always found those holidays where everything in the world is closed to be more than a little creepy.Not everybody is happy about the new retailing plans for Thanksgiving. I got a link in the mail to this marginally coherent change.org petition asking Kohl's department stores not to open on … [Read more...] about Thanks For Shopping
Just had a gigantic Thanksgiving dinner at some friends' house. Filled with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and ice cream. Feeling sleepy...trying to stay awake by doing stuff on the computer...not going...to...make...it... … [Read more...] about Thanks For All That Food