Personal Articles · Small town America · The Unwinding of America

Small town America and me

Part 1 of the Series, Small Town America I have very mixed feelings about small town America. On one hand I have always lived in small American towns, and this is where I have always felt most comfortable.  These small towns have always been the places I have chosen to live. On the other hand,…… Continue reading Small town America and me

Cognitive Science · Crime · Human Rationality · Human Thinking

Remembering the murder you didn’t commit.

This post is a review of an article in the latest New Yorker Magazine titled “Remembering the Murder You Didn’t Commit.  Here is a link that article.   It is by Rachel Aviv and is in the June 19, 2017 issue of the New Yorker.  The subtitle of the article  is, “DNA evidence exonerated six…… Continue reading Remembering the murder you didn’t commit.

Great Scenic Locations · National Parks

Visiting Glacier National Park, Part 3

This is part three of a three part article on Glacier National Park, part of our series of articles on Glacier National Park in Montana.  There are also some pretty boring comments of how professional landscape photographer deal with high contrast scenes.  If this doesn’t interest you, by all means skip this part of the…… Continue reading Visiting Glacier National Park, Part 3

Climate · Global Warming · Trump

Trump’s climate-change sociopathy

This post is a summary of an article titled “Trump’s climate-change sociopathy” by Jeffrey D. Sachs.  It appeared in Project Syndicate.  Here is a link to the complete article.  All quotations in this post are from Sachs’ article. Jeffrey D. Sachs is Professor of Sustainable Development and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia…… Continue reading Trump’s climate-change sociopathy


James Wood: “How Fiction Works.” What is Free Indirect Style?

This post is an insider’s look at how fiction really works.  This post is the first several pages of James Wood’s classic book “How Fiction Works.” When I read this first chapter of James Wood’s book five or six years ago, I felt like I was finally getting the inside dope on how real writers actually put…… Continue reading James Wood: “How Fiction Works.” What is Free Indirect Style?