Naomi Klein is at it again. While I think that she does make some decent points at times, her points are too often those which sound great but do not withstand scrutiny once one examines the foundation for her arguments. Her latest comment that left me puzzled was provided in an article in Slate. http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/11/30/paris_climate_summit_obama_xi_protests_kick_off_key_meeting.html… Continue reading On Civil Disobedience: How Naomi Klein Perverts It
Twenty years of idealism has resulted in little action. It is time to take a small step and end calls for bold action.
My wife linked me to this. Being a father myself, it’s sometimes difficult to apply the techniques that I use for others and with others to kids. The Missing Part of the Sharing Equation This is wonderful little description about how to deal with power struggles. Like adults, it is usually not about… Continue reading Empower Kids to Settle Disputes on Their Own Terms
There is power in victimhood. It sounds counter-intuitive, but hear me out. The dynamics of a civil courtroom, where there is an injured Plaintiff seeking redress from injuries from one who caused an injury by appeal to a third party, are being seen on college campuses. In civil courtrooms, people are claiming emotional distress from… Continue reading Victimhood is a Source of Status – In Colleges and Courtrooms
I try to control my life through logic. Still, my feelings will predominate in so many circumstances. The love and adoration I have for my wife. How I tolerate from my kids that which I would never tolerate otherwise. My love of the Oakland Raiders despite everything they’ve done to me the last decade. My… Continue reading Skydiving. Love, Hate, Blue Skies, Black Death
In the last week, a study was released by NASA that suggested that the Antarctic Ice Sheet, as a whole, is in stasis or actually gaining mass. The study, led by Jay Zwally, a glaciologist with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, agreed with other studies that the Antarctic Peninsula and the Western Antarctic Ice Sheet are… Continue reading Antarctic Ice – Chaos In Climate Community? Or just Science on the Cutting Edge
When a patient has a diagnosis he wants to tell you, that means the patients wants to be heard. A minute of listening will aid with patient trust Source: How to Deal with a Patient Who Self-Diagnoses