Visit my homepage. I am a polymath and a rōnin scholar with interests in many areas, including political science, economics, history, and philosophy. I've been writing about all of these topics, and others, for the past two decades.
Every Pet is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Pet
I recently had to say goodbye to my once-in-a-lifetime pet, a cat named Smokey. He was an oddball who showed up at our house one day and simply never left. For over ten years he was my best friend. When I went off to college, he was my roommate. I almost certainly spent more time with him than any human.
A Few Suggested Movies and Series With Common Themes: Food and The Human Condition
Sometimes you watch something, and you're immediately reminded of another show or movie that you've watched in the past. That's exactly what happened to me the other day. I started rewatching one of my favorite Japanese dramas recently, and it reminded me of a few other shows and a movie. If any of my readers have seen one of these productions, I'd whole heartedly suggest the others.
Star Trek: The Orville
I love The Orville. It has a great dynamic between characters. There’s plenty of scifi. It’s a lot of fun. And overall, I’d say it’s scifi, and Trek, done right. I don’t think it was his intention, but MacFarlane, in trying to make a show that somewhat parodied Star Trek, while also being a homage to it, really did create a spiritual successor to Star Trek instead. This article is an updated version of my original review, written near the beginning of season one.
A Few Ingredients Is All You Need
I admit it. I eat out at restaurants far more than I should. I like going to a bar, having a couple of drinks, trying new food, and really just hanging out. Perhaps it’s because I’m an ambivert, or whatever fad term people want to use. But it’s hard on my wallet, being a “starving” writer and all. So I do try to cook as much as I can. And honestly, I’m rather impressed with myself.
Self-Care Isn't Shameful; It's Necessary
In this article, I want to spend some time talking about self-care: the process of working to maintain our health, in all forms, including physical, mental, emotional, social, environmental, and spiritual health.
The Economic Value and Social Benefits of Volunteer Work
Volunteer work is generally considered to be any unpaid work. Volunteers help with a variety of social issues, and without them, the world would be much worse off. Volunteers help people and pets in need. They help build homes, provide food, and more. These services add so much economic and social value to society, and yet they're sadly overlooked.
DNA is not a Blueprint
Education is hard. Unfortunately it’s often necessary to simplify a concept for people to understand it when they’re first learning about it. Educators want children to learn concepts about how biological systems work, but some concepts are too complicated to explain in an accurate way. DNA is one of those topics. Sadly, as students learn, their simplified understanding of the topic is rarely corrected.
Folk science and actual science differ considerably in many cases. While they may not have much bearing on every day life, these misconceptions are still troubling and should be corrected by science communicators and educators. While the list is nearly endless, here are just a few science misconceptions.