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Weekend Edition: 8-23

Bulletin Board

I’ve got some stuff coming up that will make posting even less regular, including the Weekend Edition

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Conversations with the Dead (“I know that on a page somewhere on my shelves, staring down at me now, is the question I’m struggling with today, put into words long […]

My puzzling addiction

I blame my parents.

As far back as I remember, every Sunday my parents did the crossword puzzle in the Minneapolis Tribune. Not only that, at some point during the week they bought the previous Sunday’s edition of what memory tells me was the New York Daily News simply to get that crossword.

I’ve […]

Weekend Edition: 8-16

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

The god effect (“The same mechanism that enhances our creativity – juicing up the right-sided limbic and prefrontal brain regions with dopamine – also opens us up to religious ideas and experience. But if these brain circuits are pushed too far, thinking becomes not merely divergent but outright deviant […]

Weekend Edition: 8-9

Bulletin Board

Today is National Book Lovers Day, although I figure I celebrate it 365 times a year

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

American Manifesto (“We as Americans have the responsibility to live up to our claims of being the greatest country on earth.”)

How Faith — and Fear — Created the World’s […]

Where I was 40 years ago tonight

I have a horrible memory. My wife and kids talk about stuff we’ve done that doesn’t sound remotely familiar to be. But I can tell you with certainty that on this night 40 years ago I was sitting at the bar at Club 20, a low-point beer establishment on Lake Kampeska. I have that certainty […]

Politics and place

I’ve always known my views on social and political issues place me in a minority in South Dakota. But last week I learned that if I want to leave with South Dakotans who more closely share my views, I need to move — to a reservation.

An outfit called Clarity Campaign does political analytics. Among […]