You make your world.

By John Haslam (based on a machine described by James Tilly Matthews) — “Illustrations of Madness” by John Haslam, 1810, Public Domain,

(Expanded from an article in the Nederland, Colorado newspaper, The Mountain Ear)

The world is not what is seen, it is what is perceived. We each look at the world and we understand it differently. It is likely that we see the same objects in the world; but, our worlds…

Republicans glory in their frail and fearful nation

NOTE: Within this text, wherever gender is not key to the explanation, I am using the of the s.

By Cynthia Hunter — This image is from the FEMA Photo Library., Public Domain,

Shall we Make America Great Again? Shall we? Shall we make America what it was when last it was great? When was that?

To judge from the…

Elon Musk is stymied by the delusion of the rugged individual.

NOTE: Within this text, wherever gender is not key to the explanation, I am using the of the s.

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We’re all in this together. We’re all going places and we’re each looking carefully for how other people are likely to interact with us. Is that outstretched…

Julian S. Taylor

Software engineer & author. Former Senior Staff Engineer w/ Sun Microsystems. Latest book: Famine in the Bullpen. See & hear at

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