The Day After Earth Day

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Yesterday was the 40th ‘celebration’ of Earth Day. There were all kinds of  self-affirming / damning (depending on which side you’re on) blog posts, articles, events, and news items. So today I ask, now what? Do most people go back … Continue reading

AVATAR could have had a MUCH better ending.

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t seen the movie yet and don’t already know how it goes (and can’t guess) then DON’T read this post. I won’t tell you exactly how it ends, but guessing will be child’s play after reading … Continue reading

How are You Helping the Planet?

Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutes We are making a mess of our planet. Whether you are a “believer” in the so-called ‘settled science’ of Climate Change or one of those heretics that the Movement derisively refers to as a ‘denialist’, most people would agree, however … Continue reading

Another nail in the coffin….and another step away from being natural.

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Many people seem to believe that every natural place should be available for recreation, and that all other uses should defer to them. People who try to raise animals ethically and naturally repeatedly come under fire, but I don’t see all of North America going vegan any time soon, so eventually, the ONLY way left to raise animals for meat will be through factory farms.

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…a short and miserable life…

Approximate Reading Time: 13 minutes My husband and I had dinner with a friend last night whom we both like and respect a great deal. We talked about many things, among them our attitudes about the human use of animals. My friend is a vegan, and we’re not.

I struggle with the moral issues involved and so I continued to think about this after dropping our friend off at his hotel. I try very hard to be logical and reasonable in my arguments. I suspect I may have not succeeded entirely on this one. But neither did my friend.

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Some people still get it… decent and varied lives for the animals.

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Those who no longer have a connection with nature, with the animals whose lives we take for our food, and those who don’t live with animals, have lost something that in the end will turn out to have been very … Continue reading

On Schools of CS using only “useful” laguages…

Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutes This is an older post I’ve been hanging on to, and since I have forgotten why I was hanging on to it, I no longer see any reason to keep it private. This stems from a post Mark Guzdial did … Continue reading