A Simple Solution to Flint’s Water Crisis

In case you haven’t heard over the last few years, Flint, Michigan has been in a water crisis over lead in supply pipes. There has been all kinds of efforts and hand-wringing over what to do, who is to blame, what the government should do to fix it, etc etc. What there has not been […]

Urban Earthships?

I’ve been watching and reading @eco-alex’s phenomenal series on earthships over the past couple weeks: https://steempeak.com/ecotrain/@eco-alex/earthship-biotecture-transcribed-session-2-part-12-power-q-and-a-batteries-options-power-choices I’ve actually seen this seminar a few years ago, but it’s great to review. But I just had a thought. Why not go to a place like Detroit to build a whole bunch of earthships? Detroit is interesting because […]

More People Complaining About Wages

This time it’s wages for millenials: And there’s plenty of people commenting about how this proves that life isn’t fair, capitalism doesn’t work, etc etc. Well, I got bad news for you. This map basically just reflects median wages and the fact the millenials are on the younger side of the work force. The Social […]

This Shit is Awesome

So a couple years ago I had my gallbladder removed. That was the most pain I had ever been in and not an experience I recommend. Since then, I’ve had some digestive issues. Not huge, but enough to be constantly annoying. Without a gallbladder, bile is released into the intestines as a slow drip rather […]

Yesterday was a good day

It’s amazing how much better the day goes when I go to sleep at a reasonable hour, get a full night’s sleep, and then wake up with a plan. Yesterday worked out that way. In addition to restarting my daily grind here, I simplified my to-do down to just a few things that I wanted […]

Back to the Daily Grind

So I’ve decided to reignite my daily blogging habit. This time I’m using my actual blog and auto-crossposting to steem with steempress. I think 25% is too expensive for what steempress does, but I also don’t care all that much at the moment. I’m not placing any requirements on these posts other than to just […]

Podcast Idea

I’ve been listening to a lot of Joe Rogan’s podcast lately. It’s pretty easy to see why it’s one of the most popular podcasts in internet-land. He talks to really interesting people for really long periods of time. Not every episode is with someone who’s developed in an area that I’m particularly interested in, but […]

Sex Dolls and National Security

Over the last few weeks I’ve seen a few articles that combine into what I see as a national security imperative. First, there was an article that the Chinese military is having trouble with recruits being too fat and masturbating too much to enter military service. Then I saw an article about a Chinese start-up […]

An Ode to Truck Drivers

As I was getting out of Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma, I couldn’t help but think about all the commercial trucks and their drivers that I saw. I’ve been thinking about the problem of truck drivers for years. Because they are doomed as a profession. Just as the car wiped out buggy drivers, the true […]