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Blog entries by paperbackwriter

  1. This is the illusion of moderates and centrists. They pride themselves on their balanced views. And with even less humility they distance themselves from strong opinions. Some are chasing the ever elusive perfect opinion. Even if its full of hedging and "On the other hand" s. Own a few facts and that will massage their ego even further. Like the Pharisee in the Gospel "Praise the Lord for...
  2. The seventies and eightees. My two older brothers were right into it. One an owner/driver, the other a standardbred stud owner. The rest of us came along for the ride. Attending meetings, visiting the stud, watching the horse being trained and following the progress of mostly slow horses.I actually bought one and had it trained by my brother. A short career mostly finishing last or near last....
  3. Yeah we are one day ahead of Planet America. Sorry that is not meant to be derogatory. There is a TV program in Australia called Planet America. A weekly which monitors American politics. Cant say I watch because I suspect the presenters are left leaning Liberals. A day is so short. How can I make today unique? Am I just repeating the same tired prejudices and negative reruns in my head? Would...
  4. If ever there was a complex topic beyond my comprehension, it is climate change. Since mainstream are expressing the urgency of addressing it, I tell myself I should get informed. Don't want to be placed in that group of fossils who think we should rely on fossils for energy instead of renewables. Ive just watched Climate Change 101 by Bill Nye. Maybe I should watch it again. It didn't really...
  5. You feel like an outsider? Not part of the mainstream? Maybe something makes you feel like you don't belong. Let me guess. Gayness? Lack of financial success? Lack of career? Male and don't feel masculine? Female and don't feel feminine? Still single. No kids? You feel like a science nerd with no emotional intelligence? You are not very intellectual? You are ashamed of your dysfunctional...