This is Part 3 of my four-part guide to Covid masks. In Part 1, I introduced some concepts and explained the limits to my knowledge, and in Part 2, I went over the different types of masks. In this part, I'll go into a bit of detail about how to choose which masks to buy.As I said before, I'm doing this with some trepidation because I'm not entirely sure this is the right … [Read more...] about Windy’s Guide to Masks – Part 3: Buying Guide
So I was watching the news this week, and I have stumbled across what is, at least to my non-lawyer mind, a legal ethics puzzle.The Senate has been holding confirmation hearings on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. And in response to many questions, she has declined to answer on the grounds that the subject of the question -- climate change, … [Read more...] about What’s the difference between a confirmation hearing and dicta?
I haven't been writing much about Trump lately, in part for reasons I detailed in an earlier post, but I figure now that we're in the final runup to the election, I should say something about why I believe it would be a bad idea to give him another four years in office. I started by reviewing my earlier posts about him, and I was surprised to discover that pretty much … [Read more...] about Trump campaign déjà vu
I'm no expert, but I've been poring over statistics on the Covid-19 pandemic since it began, and regularly tweeting out the numbers for the local Chicago area, and I'm starting to feel like I might have an understanding of some of the basics. And what I'm seeing right now has me worried that Illinois is headed for trouble.Let's start with the number of new confirmed cases … [Read more...] about Illinois needs another lockdown [Updated]
You know that dream? Where you're at work or school or some other public place, and you suddenly realize you're naked? So the other day, my wife and I were at McDonald's, and we had our food and were sitting at our table, and I went to the soda dispenser to fill my cup with Diet Coke, and as I got there, I noticed two things. First, there was a Plexiglas shield over the … [Read more...] about Corona Dreaming