Life in a democratic republic and life itself depends on conversation. The innovations of science, the insights of philosophy, and general bon homme are all the result of exchanging ideas. Let’s make sure we do it well.
I’m still figuring out the S8 Camera settings please bear with it. I felt it was time to start addressing some of the counterproductive things going on in terms of public discourse; and of course talk a bit about water.
Musings of a Hound The ‘ring of truth’ is still just an after effect… Or The case for print and excessive subtitles! The news often ruins my digestion. Not because it is bad news mind you. I’ve made peace with the fact that the… Continue Reading “Of News and our Digestion”
In my attempt to express how I think that we’ve forgotten all that we’ve overcome. An attempt spurred by the odd explosions of dumb passion from peasant to president. In this attempt I came away with something more like a poetic notion. I rather… Continue Reading “What’s Been Overcome”
img src: http://www.foodiggity.com/tag/mr-t/ An Exploratory Series The subtitle for my last post was: a gentleman complains. So what is a gentleman? Well traditionally a gentleman is someone whose family had money and thus could afford to fop about and look posh. That is not… Continue Reading “The Gentleman Defined”
A Gentleman Complains There’s a lot of talk. There’s always a lot of talk. Some of the talk oddly enough is about the fact that there’s too much talk. Which is funny because the ostentatiously busy are ever willing to pause and talk about… Continue Reading “Action is Cheap”
In this episode I discuss how hydrology should be common knowledge because of water’s central role in all our lives. I was very surprised by my own ignorance of the extent of pollution and the number of effects polluted water has on everything from… Continue Reading “Oddit # 15 – The Chesapeake Bay Story should be Common Knowledge”
Introduction I am still not entirely certain as to why I feel so abashed. I don’t want to write about my experiences. Even though one is told to write what one knows. But I will let that reticence go now. There’s no reason not… Continue Reading “Content Creation – The Art and Ethic”
Companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter are ubiquitous. They are ubiquitous to the point that they can almost be considered public utilities. These sites depend on user generated content to make money. As such their algorithms and practices should be set up to reward… Continue Reading “Oddit # 14 – Platform Ethics ~ Google, YouTube, and the Marketplace of Ideas”