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March 17th, 2018

Rest assured. I am not losing my mind.I know it is not St. Pattabi's Day.But, in case you forgot ... I want to remind you something about the visiting Prime Minister of Ireland, Leo Varadkar.What has that got to do with Pattabi?  I was playing on "P" of Patrick and came up with

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March 16th, 2018

Take a look at this photo:

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March 15th, 2018

It is easy to claim that we are not responsible for atrocities committed in the past.  But, that is a pathetically weak argument for so many reasons; the biggest of all is when our current fortunes are largely

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March 14th, 2018

One does not have to believe in a god to appreciate life.  This is paradise on earth.Well, almost a paradise.I passed a homeless man who was lugging his belongings on an overfilled backpack, with his dog walking alongside.What is my obligation to that homeless man?An athe

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March 13th, 2018

Even the retired folks these days don't seem to have leisure time.  How can that be?The more I think about my own short life thus far, the clearer it seems that the dream was about a technological future that would launch us into an age of prosperity in which we would do very little work and enjoy a great d

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March 12th, 2018

Of course we don't expect our politicians to be people of absolutely perfect moral standing.  We are humans and we are imperfect, and our elected officials will also be imperfect humans.Thus, it has always been a question of how much imperfectness will we tolerate.  Gary Hart was on a roll, leading in

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March 11th, 2018

(I have sent the following to the editor)Like many, I am disappointed that Oregon’s legislature did not pass a cap and trade bill in its short session that ended on March 3rd. It will be a while, therefore, before we Oregonians figure out how to stop pumping carbon dioxide (CO2) into

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March 10th, 2018

Keeping time

In my previous life ... you know, as an electrical engineering student, I worked with three other students on our project work.  The "capstone" work, as we refer to in the higher educational settings here in the US.The project work was a microprocessor based "Maximum Demand Controller."Wait, wai

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March 9th, 2018

Nope. The title of this post should not lead you to think that this is about trump and the United States of America.  Though, yes, that could work too.It is about another land of immigrants. One of the oldest ever.I quoted that country's Supreme Court

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March 8th, 2018

"I attempted to talk to you after class but you left so fast I didn’t even see you leave!"That was in an email from a student.  I tell ya, I might seem slow in many ways, but I am not always slow.  I am sometimes faster than a speeding rocket! ;)Ah, who am I kidding!  I am one hell o

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March 7th, 2018

The ultimate goal in the fighting styles does not depend on success, but in the excellence of the character of its individuals. The excellence of one's character goes to the core. Many individuals seek fighting styles training with violence in mind. Some individuals are afraid and also wish to dis

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I was still getting used to being in a new country when I watched The Last Emperor.  The couple of Chinese graduate students that I talked to did not want to discuss the movie with me.  I had lots of questions, because a good chunk of the finer details of the movie was all new to me.  But, they didn't

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March 6th, 2018

Gary Cohn, the former Goldman Sachs executive who became the top economics official in the Trump White House, is exiting.  Good riddance to bad rubbish!First, why is he leaving?  After all, didn't he get things done for himself and and his wealthy friends? 

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I had drafted a blog-post. And then I read the news.Now, I want to think more about "save the males."  That other post will appear later.In this #MeToo context, "save the males" might sound strange.  But, it is not. Not to me.  I have been saying this, and blogging about it, for a migh

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March 5th, 2018

In the context of how the GDP is an awful metric of conditions in a country, Joseph Stiglitz phrased it well when he said that we ought to measure what we value and not value whatever it is that can be easily measured.  It is relatively easy to measure the GDP or the Dow Jones Index.  And we are fixated on measure

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March 4th, 2018

A couple of years ago, when reading an article on photography, I had an "aha" moment.  Because, the article answered a question that had been bugging me for the longest time ever since I came to this country.What was that problem?In the photographs back in India, I seemed less dark than in the p

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March 3rd, 2018

In my life, I have successfully (?) managed to piss quite a few people off my real world and cyber interactions.  Especially after 63 million voted for an avowed white supremacist in the November 2016 elections.One guy,

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March 2nd, 2018

Ask yourself, What do we want in this country, above all? People want to be happy, isn’t that right?... That’s all we live for, isn’t it? For pleasure and titillation? And you must admit our culture provides plenty of these.Contemporary life seems all about "pleasure and titillation."  Ev

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