Category Archives: Articles

For the love of all things good, get vaccinated

Read any news outlet–measles, a disease declared in 2000 to have been eradicated in the United States, has now infected nearly 100 people across at least a dozen states with no sign of slowing down just yet. The single glimmer … Continue reading

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No one will notice if the government shuts down

On Oct 1, Google put out a Doodle commemorating the 123rd anniversary of Yosemite National Park (at least in the US), a somewhat ironic gesture considering as of that morning, all national parks were closed and would remain so for a … Continue reading

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Pope Francis I: Reformer or Maintainer?

Habemus Papam! Yeah, I’m a few (several) weeks late on the announcement. But it’s still momentous for two immediate reasons: First pope from Latin America. First Jesuit pope. As with the election of every new pope (though there have only … Continue reading

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Secession Petitions

If you follow the site We the People, or any online news outlets, you’ve probably noticed the latest flurry of petitions from states across the Union. They all share a common theme: Peacefully grant the State of [STATE] to withdraw … Continue reading

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Online services I don’t understand

When it comes to “social revolution”, I have to admit I’m pretty skeptical. Yes, I’ve jumped on the bandwagon of more than one social network (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn), have used them extensively, and still continue to do so. But … Continue reading

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Childhood Experiences

Over the last few days I’d been working on a post that described in disgusting detail the issues I’ve been having with the kernel regression method I used to get an idea of how my average running pace has improved … Continue reading

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Hot-button topics

It seems every topic these days that has implications beyond my meager, individual existence has become warped by the political machine, and any stand one takes in the debate gets them hero status with some, Public Enemy Number One with … Continue reading

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