September 30, 2011
If you’ve driven down Central Parkway in downtown Cincinnati recently, you may have noticed colorful (and elaborate) yarn decorations on the trees along the way. You may have wondered, What’s going on?
What’s going on, apparently, is a “yarn bombing”. Last week, in an Art Works project named “Operation Bomb Central”, a group calling themselves the Bombshells went downtown and painstakingly wrapped yarn around trees, other fixtures, and even a Metro bus!
September 29, 2011
Check out this flowchart about how to have a rational discussion.
I don’t entirely agree with the framework it presents; if nothing else, I think it’s sort of too legalistic, if meant literally—but that’s probably intentional, and part of the humor.
In any case, I think it’s pretty great, in that it articulates (and calls out) some of the ways that discussions can fall victim to sloppy thinking, perhaps usually without the participants’ noticing or understanding what’s going on. Read the rest of this entry »
September 28, 2011
My entry yesterday began when I read an entry on someone else’s blog, and has in turn led to the writing of two other entries on others’ blogs. In case they’re of interest, I offer them with no further comment:
September 27, 2011
I was reading some of the blogs featured on the WordPress* main page today. Among the comments on one, I found this:
. . . I’ve been doing online dating off and on since college! It worked better for me when I was younger—possibly because that was before most people have really been burned and they were more optimistic and open. Read the rest of this entry »
September 22, 2011
What can I say that hasn’t been said?
Ten years ago this month, some Muslims hijacked planes and crashed them into both towers of the World Trade Center and into the Pentagon. Passengers in a fourth hijacked plane learned what was going on from friends, by cell phone, and fought back, losing their lives but saving untold others when the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Read the rest of this entry »
September 9, 2011
He’s not kidding. Hoffa said, “this is your army,” and as if on cue—in case any of us thought unions only meant it as a metaphor for bloc voting—an army of five hundred union workers invaded and forcibly took over a port facility, taking hostages and destroying property, to protest the company’s using not even non-union workers, but workers belonging to another union. Via the Foxhole and Big Journalism, here’s the story from the Associated Press: Read the rest of this entry »