Category: Ideas


If you inherently long

Become it first.


Wages in Cuba and a quote from my former Professor of Latin American Politics

Cuba announces increase in wages as part of economic reform by Associated Press Thursday, June 27th 2019 The beginning: “Every Cuban has the right to a salary increase,” said Dariel Tejeda, a 28-year-old tour guide. “The country and all the state workers have needed this for a long time.” and the end: Ending the dual-currency system is expected to lead to the eventual removal … Read More Wages in Cuba and a quote from my former Professor of Latin American Politics


Frame control on why gun control is political in the U.S.A

You were on your own.


I’ve decided on Tolstoy’s Decision Making Matrix

You’re never at the beginning of some event.


I’m alright. Sometimes I’m wrong.

Why didn’t I learn this number, earlier? Why do I still know nothing about anything?

Expanding our limits by learning a language

It’s called modelling.


The future is the past projected

For time in both “directions” is an analogical projection of the moment just experienced. i.e. the future is the past projected and so is the present. Of course, because we always begin at t=0=1, the moment just experienced is colored by all those not currently being experienced. Everything is negative or positive, relative to where we have placed our origin. We think we can see … Read More The future is the past projected


The Action Movie Fairy Tale

But these movies built a generation of men who are now in their 30s and 40s.

The Modus Operandi of Abusive Relationships

“I make a sketch of the person” said Mr. K., “and make sure that one comes to resemble the other.”


Flying pigs and Russian palatalization

Another month ends. All targets met. All systems working. All customers satisfied. All staff eagerly enthusiastic. All pigs fed and ready to fly. Currently reading:

Learning Russian by listening to music



Optimism is a political act.

Those who benefit from the status quo are perfectly happy for us to think nothing is going to get any better. In fact, these days, cynicism is obedience. Alex Steffen, The Bright Green City