• Fear Really Is the Mind Killer

    Fear Really Is the Mind Killer

    There’s wisdom everywhere, if you are ready for it. Late science-fiction author Frank Herbert definitely tapped into a large store of it when he wrote his masterpiece Dune. One particular passage from that book has stood the test of time better than any other bit, even to the point of becoming part of popular culture—the…

  • On Immigration and ISIS

    On Immigration and ISIS

    Immigration is good. Full stop. Illegal or otherwise; from war-torn regions or peaceful ones; no matter what the religion or background of the immigrants. It’s merely a fearful reaction of modern xenophobia to think otherwise. And on top of that, rejecting immigrants from the Middle East in this particular case is giving terrorists exactly what…

  • On Thinking

    On Thinking

    I’m an addict. But I’m not alone. Chances are you’re an addict as well, to some degree. It’s hard to avoid becoming an addict when you grow up ensconced in modern society. I’m talking about thinking, of course. Even though we are all so much more than our brains, 99% of us live mostly in…

  • A Social Media Cheat Sheet

    A Social Media Cheat Sheet

    I was recently commissioned to produce an informal cheat sheet about social media and social networking. The aim of the project is to help Baby Boomers better understand their children and grandchildren, and to better navigate the ever-shifting currents of the intertubes, possibly to wade into the waters themselves. At first I figured there must…

  • On “Another Middle”

    On “Another Middle”

    Whether you meant to end up here or not, welcome to my blog! Here, you’ll find links, articles, videos, images, and more that I find interesting, inspirational, amusing, thought-provoking, and assumption-challenging, in addition to random tidbits that I feel like sharing with you all. Enjoy it! Meaning Wherever we are, we’re in the middle. We…

  • Ultimate Bean & Feta Salad

    Ultimate Bean & Feta Salad

    I started development on this recipe way back in 2004, when it was little more than chick peas and feta cheese, but it has evolved to the following amazingness over time. It’s a great dish to bring to parties, serve as an appetizer at your dinner party, or to just enjoy as a healthy yet…