Category Archives: The Facts of Life

An awesome Guinness record of human achievement

From 538 Significant Digits: 100 mph in 6.29 seconds It’s important, I think, to stay abreast of updates to the Guinness Book of World Records. It’s inspiring and invigorating to learn about the frontiers of human achievement, and dream about … Continue reading

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“You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught”

A night or so ago, I was humming myself to sleep with a medley of songs from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s towering, magnificant musical, South Pacific. So today, instead of putting on a rock-pop-folk CD to get me into writing about … Continue reading

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Trumpists on climate change: “Societies reorganize, we move to different places”

From Harper’s Weekly Review: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo downplayed the threat of climate change, saying, “Societies reorganize, we move to different places.” At the U.S.–Mexico border, migrant children between the ages of 5 and 12 were driven to an … Continue reading

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