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It’s Time to Fire the TSA

I like this article, by Joel Johnson of Gizmodo: I don’t want to die on an airplane. I don’t want to die in my home while eating an organic bagel infested with parasites that lay eggs on my liver. I don’t want to die from starvation or bad water or a thousand other things that [...]

Liberty and Tyranny

I recently encountered an childhood friend. We started talking politics, and it turns out that our thoughts politically have developed in very different directions. In keeping with the grand tradition of proxy war, we each agreed to choose a book for the other to read and comment on. He told me to read Liberty and [...]

the social graces still escape me

I wish people were more willing to converse on arbitrary topics. That they had unbounded curiosity, and were willing to discuss things they know little about in the hopes of being educated. I want to be able to walk up to someone at a party and start talking about why investing in space technology is [...]