Memory, Beliefs, and Facts

This is a very interesting story in the Washington Post on the impact of the human brain’s tendency to think that easily recalled things are true.    The story observes that “conventional response to myths and urban legends is to counter

Leftist Israelis Turning Right

Left wing Israelis were famous for espousing “there is no military solution to terrorism”.  In fact, many an Israeli citizen was formerly willing to do anything in the hopes for “peace”… you want more land, take my back yard;  you need guns to

Technology Meets the Hockey Skate

I recall when hockey skates changed from stamped steel supports to impact-resistant plastic.  This really didn’t change the performance of skating.  It only made skates look high-tech, and frankly that’s been the only advancement in the hockey skate in the last

The Birds and the Bees

A father asked his 10-year old son if he knew about the birds and the bees. “I don’t want to know,” the child said, bursting into tears. “Promise me you won’t tell me.” Confused, the father asked what was wrong.

Iranian Despot in New York

Since my mother was a graduate of Columbia University with a Masters Degree in Sociology, I feel compelled to weigh-in with an opinion on the recent visit from Iranian Presiden,  Had-My-Jihad… The comment that sums it up best came from