A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook…Read more Weeds
This ride seems to be the gift that keeps on giving. The WNBR-LA is my most viewed blog post yet, by a wide margin. More photos are rolling in and some are too good not to share. There are all from the "LA World Naked Bike Ride" Facebook page where you will find the original photographer and…Read more Still more from the World Naked Bike Ride – LA 2017
There are scientists who believe the knowable universe is just a program. You've heard of the game called the Sims? Imagine that on the scale of the entire universe. There are those who believe that free will does not exist. If only you knew the exact position and momentum of every particle in the universe,…Read more Physics and Humanity
Experiencing basic training was a mixed bag. I enjoyed the exercise and I was able to stay in great shape for about 10 years after my discharge. (Then my joints started failing me and that was all she wrote for serious physical fitness.) After putting up with my mother for most of my life so…Read more More Decisions
What makes a decision for change important to me in the sense that I consider it life changing? Well, first it has to be a real thought-out choice. One gets up and goes to work. Yes, that is a "choice" but it doesn't entail a lot of thought. The choice is compelled by fear of the adverse…Read more Decisions, yet again.
Well, I just did it. It was the World Naked Bike Ride, Los Angeles edition. Not bad as bike-rides go. Once again I did not bring my camera. I wanted to enjoy the trip without having to worry about photography. Let someone else take the photos. Managed a bit of a sunburn…Read more Lets all ride bicycles naked around LA! (Even contains full frontal nudity!)
I have done exactly 4 things in my life that mattered. They mattered because they were my decision, acts of my own free will rather than simply being buffeted around by the winds of existence. When I was 14 my grandmother died. She left me a $500 savings bond, more money than I had seen…Read more Decisions