I watched Vice President Joe Biden’s acceptance speech as the Democratic Party nominee for President. It was spectacular. He rose to the moment. But if you think this is a reason to vote blue no matter who, you need to know this: Voting blue is nowhere near enough on its own to uphold and protect our democracy. You have to be informed and aware of the issues, including some not reported in mainstream media. You have to be discerning as to where you get your information. And you have to be willing to criticize the people you voted for, so that they know that your loyalty to them is something they have to earn, rather than something they are entitled to.
You may have heard about the documentary Planet of the Humans. You should definitely see the movie, but read this post first.
Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's chief propagandist, said "If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself." It's time to dismantle one of those oft-repeated lies. The truth is that the Democratic National Committee and US intelligence agencies are interfering in American elections. They aren't the only ones, but the DNC and US intelligence--with the help of most cable news channels and major newspapers--have been feeding Americans a steady diet of anti-Russia fearmongering. They are perpetrating a great Russian interference hoax with the explicit purpose of diverting American attention from ballot box machinations going on in this country. A global pandemic may have swept the globe, but we still face an election in November. However people may choose to vote, it is important that we discern fact from fiction as we make our choices at the ballot boxes.
I don’t even know where to begin when talking about my new home called Coronavirus Limbo. Coincidentally it looks a lot like my studio apartment. But there’s living in my apartment, and then there’s living in Coronavirus Limbo, Wisconsin. Outwardly, they look very similar, but inwardly, they feel very different.
If Planet Mercury's age was the equivalent of one day, the Greco-Roman pantheon from which the name comes from would have appeared only within the last one-tenth of a second of the day. As such, if someone tried to talk to Planet Mercury about its retrograde motion and its impact on our travel and communication, the ancient planet would likely respond, "Wait, what?"
Julie Fowlis in the video below is a remarkably successful folksinger and multi-instrumentalist who sings almost entirely in Scottish Gaelic.
I suddenly felt called to revisit a spiritual path—Paganism--that I’d abandoned about 23 years ago. But it's not the same Paganism I'd previously practiced.
There is much talk of a new Cold War. But a good diplomat must understand Russia’s history, their fears, and their national interests.
I have a geek fascination with calendars and I cannot lie. So I decided to put forward my own modest proposal for calendar reform.
Having lived in Wisconsin for over a decade and a half, October snowflakes aren’t unusual or particularly strange. But Halloween snow that accumulates and stays for a while? That has felt weird. This past week, several snowfalls brought eight inches of snow accumulation, switching us from a feeling of fall to winter overnight.