Category Archives: Deep Thoughts


To loosely paraphrase Tolstoy: Perfect things are all perfect in the same way. Every imperfect thing is impefect in its own way. I think this maxim is applicable to all categories, not just families, but individuals, and even inanimate objects. … Continue reading

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On Sarcasm

I recently came across this blog post detailing someone’s sarcastic nature, and its rewards and pitfalls: I Bite My Thumb at Thee. At first, I was going to reply to Scant’s article as a comment, but then I decided it … Continue reading

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On the attack…

The Obama campaign has signaled that they’re going to come out on the attack more. I haven’t seen it much yet myself, but I think this can be a good sign or a bad sign. So far, the campaign has … Continue reading

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Russian Judge Rules Sexual Harassment Is Okay As It Ensures Survival Of Human Race

Great news out of Russia today: A woman seeking to become only the third woman ever to successfully bring a sexual harassment case in Russia was dealt a shocking rebuke when the judge threw out her case, ruling that sexual … Continue reading

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The Day of No Magical Thinking

I was on my home from snowboarding today (thanks to the timely arrival of a snowstorm in the Cascades) thinking of writing this entry. When I got home and turned my TV on, I found an uncanny coincidence between my … Continue reading

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What Shamu Taught Me About a Happy Marriage – New York Times

What Shamu Taught Me About a Happy Marriage – New York Times

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Two Laws of Power to Guide Obama

Law 5: So Much Depends On Reputation– Guard It With Your Life Reputation is the cornerstone of power. Through reputation alone you can intimidate and win; once it slips, however, you are vulnerable, and will be attacked on all sides. … Continue reading

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