I’ve been thinking back on P.K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. In the film version (Blade Runner) you sympathize with the androids: they are dangerous and resentful of humans, but it really isn’t their fault, they are like wild animals. If a disoriented bear gets lost in a city, you can feel sorry for […]

Kevin Williamson on white supremacy: There are two broad ways to understand the racial dynamic of the United States: One, as expressed by the words “white supremacy,” is that the racial fault lines of American society separate whites from everybody else. The second, which seems to me closer to what Coates is actually talking about, […]

The latest mass shooter, like the last mass shooter, was known to authorities. So I thought I would re-post this as a reminder that while crime is not random the authorities like to pretend it is to cover up their incompetence. In reaction to the report that the Manhattan Bike Lane Terrorist was “known to […]

Welcome to Fitness Friday, where I bring up embarrassing personal anecdotes to motivate myself to get into shape. On the fat front: after a few weeks of slowly gaining I seem to have returned to late December levels, measuring 33.5″ at the navel. Unfortunately I have not been writing down what I eat because I […]

Being a member of the clergy does not prevent you from being an idiot: “Right now, those who are best implementing the social doctrine of the Church are the Chinese,” a senior Vatican official has said. Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, praised the Communist state as “extraordinary”, saying: […]

Welcome to Fitness Friday, where I motivate myself to stay in shape by putting embarrassing failures on the internet. To cut back on calories I ended up both cutting out salad dressing and replacing breakfast with a mid-morning snack. I’ve stopped getting fatter and am maybe moving in the opposite direction, another week will tell. […]

Sooner or later every blogger falls into the “letters to my younger self” genera. Some are quite serious, others tongue-in-cheek. I figured I would give it a whirl. First let’s put on some Violent Femmes to set the teen-angst mood. Hit play: Ok, here goes… LETTER TO MY FIFTEEN YEAR OLD SELF Dear David, Well, […]