Awareness: “This Is Water” by David Foster Wallace

Brilliant, as he was. …This, I submit, is the freedom of a real education, of learning how to be well-adjusted. You get to consciously decide what has meaning and what doesn’t. You get to decide what to worship. Because here’s something else that’s weird but true: in the day-to-day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as… Continue reading

Truth Through Repetition

I’ll give the Republican party one thing for sure: they know how to manufacture truth out of lies through repetition. They have been doing this effectively for decades. Say whatever you want from multiple sources over and over again, get “on message,” and over time the message is believed by more and more people, especially in a busier and busier… Continue reading

Walking in The Woods Today

This weekend was gorgeous!  In the early morning coolness (60s), I walked in the Emory forest and reflected on one of my university professors from the mid 80s: A small, thin, bearded man who jogged all over the University of Illinois and just seemed to float into the classroom every day, Dr. Clause Witz, who taught me Advanced Statistical Analysis,… Continue reading