Category: General

The Gun Delusion

The Gun Delusion

Yes, The Gun Delusion is an intentional play on Richard Dawkins’ best selling title, The God Delusion. I don’t mean to suggest the writing here is even a tenth as eloquent or compelling as that of the professor. But I do…

Confirmation Bias: Pray Away the Storm

Confirmation Bias: Pray Away the Storm

  Everyone suffers, to some degree or another, from confirmation bias. That is: the tendency to search for, interpret, or recall information in a way that confirms one’s beliefs or hypotheses. The Wall Street Journal’s recent article, A Magician’s Best Trick:…

George Zimmerman — He’s Baaaack

George Zimmerman

It’s been slightly more than a year since I last blogged about George Zimmerman, when my last Zimmerman prediction proved correct. I had predicted, “within the next five years, George Zimmerman will be arrested (or otherwise detained by authorities) again…

RIP: Evernote Clearly Text-to-Speech

Evernote

As every writer or blogger knows, proofreading your own work is difficult and error prone. Some time ago, I published 7 Tips for Proofreading Your Own Work. In that post, I described how Evernote Clearly text-to-speech capabilities had become one of my favorite…

Things that Happened Today

Whew! Today’s been quite a day, and there are still several hours remaining. Here are just a few of the things that happened today: Michigan offers Jim Harbaugh huge deal, 6 years, $48 million — If this comes to pass, Harbaugh will be…

The Summerland Bear Incident

[I wrote the initial draft of this account on August 9, 2014, on my way home from Seattle. I’ve finally gotten around to proofreading and publishing it here on FASTalk.] As I sit in SEA-TAC, returning home from another great trip…

Shine On

“Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun.” — John Lennon (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) Thirty-four years ago today, I remember walking into the co-op where I was living in college,…