Music Monday: More of the Same as it Ever Was

It does look like things are getting a lot more complicated in Ferguson. And that’s...more

Ferguson

So yesterday — long after Anonymous* claimed to have the information — Ferguson Police finally released the name of the officer who shot an unarmed young man, setting off riots. But then they proceeded to dump poison in the well. Jackson also gave barebones details about a strong-arm robbery at a local convenience store that took place moments before Wilson shot Brown ....more

A year later, new stuff continues to trickle out

So here we are. Edward Snowden has been in Russia long enough that his visa has been extended. You can actually buy t-shirts with his face on them ....more

Music Monday: Same As It Ever Was

Once upon a time there was a math teacher in Japan named Toru Kumon. Back in 1954, his son did badly on a math test in grade school. A conversation with Mrs ....more

More for the College Bound Crowd

This time of year, I usually link back to my 2007 post on campus drinking. And hey, it’s still unfortunately relevant. Today I’d like to remind you that ...more

Music Monday: Excuse me, do those immigrants have visas?

It’s not new, but I can’t listed to the song now without seeing this…. And here’s a bonus cat for you, only 35 seconds long: ...more

Shorties Fright

The Monk who Saved Lives:...more

Huh, maybe the old fashioned way that used to work still does work.

The other day, results from a study on diets for diabetics were published. In short, it said that the low fat diets that have been recommended for many years don’t work very well to control diabetes, but the low carbohydrate diets that came before them did: The authors point to the specific failure of the prevailing low-fat diets to improve obesity, cardiovascular risk or general health, and to the persistent reports of serious side effects of commonly prescribed diabetes medications. By comparison, the authors refer to the continued success of low-carbohydrate diets in the treatment of diabetes and metabolic syndrome without significant side effects ....more

Music Monday: Well, it’s a start

Ladies and Gentlemen, Tim Minchin’s Peace Anthem for Palestine. ...more

Put the Outrage where it Belongs

So, this story has been making the rounds: a worker at a Subway sandwich shop was...more