Just a Thought.22. Replay.

*Update: substitute for "pandemic" any highly charged story currently looping on news media. "People are saying...." People are saying all kinds of things as this pandemic unfolds. Of course they are, that's what people do !! Inspiring things, horrible things, hypocritical things, smart things, stupid things, true things, false things, all kinds of things. Some…

A little advice about social media.

Why the advice? To encourage you to 1) Protect your health and well-being (physical/mental/emotional/social); 2) Protect your reputation; 3) Protect your intellectual integrity. ADOPT THE COUNT-TO-10 RULE. If something someone says on the internet pushes your buttons, do not immediately reply. Instead. Count to ten. And think. If you are still worked up, log out and…

Hobbes’ Humility Check

Lately I've been troubled by laughing-at-stupid-people infotainment, especially in partisan news media, and on both sides of the political spectrum. I'd like to watch a broadcast that doesn't devolve into some version of nanny-nanny-poo-poo-you-have-stinky-pants. That the anchor wears a suit and tie, frowns, and speaks solemnly makes the content no less snide. But from my armchair,…