Uh oh.  I’m evolving.

What, me vote for a Republican? Maybe, maybe Rand Paul.  There are a lot of ‘ifs’ — if  he repudiates the anti-environmentalism of the GOP if  he makes it clear that there is no role for religion in politics if  he supports federal investment in railroads — Well, I guess I won’t be voting for a Republican after all.

Good book

Year Zero: A History of 1945 by Ian Buruma My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was a tremendously enlightening book. Most of us know that 1945 was a pivotal year in world history; that it marked the end of the biggest human catastrophe the world had ever witnessed; and that it marked the start…
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The Tyranny of a Sunny Day

A recent study by The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network indicates that the happiest countries in the world are: Switzerland Iceland Denmark Norway Canada Finland Netherlands Sweden New Zealand Australia Now, you may ask, what do all these countries have in common — except, perhaps the last one, with which I’ll deal a bit later on —…
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New Horizons | NASA

New Horizons is on approach for a dramatic flight past the icy dwarf planet and its moons in July 2015. Source: New Horizons | NASA