Comprehensive Single Mindedness

Perhaps it is that single mindedness is best when it’s also capable of seeing things from both sides. What’s more: I’d say we live in a society where people most often achieve singlemindedness by rendering themselves incapable of understanding what the other side is even saying. It is as John Stuart Mill commented in ON…

Trump, Ted Wheeler, and the End of America

If perchance you were wondering why Ted Wheeler rolled out the standard 2016 litany of Trump’s sins in talking about violence in PDX in 2020, I think it served two purposes. The first was to exonerate Wheeler himself by reminding people that Trump’s failings of character are the ultimate source of all evil in America….

To Be or Not To Be on Social Media

Like you, I spend a fair amount of time wondering whether or not to participate in social media. Same old, same old. You will not be surprised to learn that Hamlet’s famous lines map perfectly: To be, or not to be on social media THAT is the question Whether tis nobler in the mind to…