The art of judging has been undermined by misinterpretations of historic flaws in judging.
Some observations on American politics and culture in the wake of the election of Barack Obama to the presidency of the United States of America.
An essay noting the state of the civil rights movement in the wake of Rosa Park's death.
People argue against evolution all the time when they've never read about it.
Tips on portrait photography and the challenges of photographing human subjects.
Review of Steven Pinker's book The Blank Slate and the common notion that we are all born without predispositions.
Essay about patriotism, nationalism and America.
On Nov 10-11, 2002, adults fired paintballs at neighborhood kids from 237 Fremont Court.
Articles about modern society, media, journalism, propaganda and information in the Internet Age.
Poems to encourage one from succumbing to despair, to try and find strength to bravely face the future.
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