Category Archives: Creative Problem Solving

Ca$h Back

  Cash Back credit cards exist only because we falsely believe that we can have a free lunch. A sin of which I have to guard against my own selfish participation constantly.    Isaac Asimov often used the acronym Tanstaafl.  … Continue reading

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Sex, Drugs, and Guns

We have been pushing forward drug education in our schools since I started teaching in the early 70s and even before that when I was a student in public schools in the form of films like, “Reefer” and “The Demon … Continue reading

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An Open Message to Government

Stop doing what you have always done as you will continue to get what you have always gotten.  Every time all of the members of the same party vote for or against any  bill or law,  ipso facto, some of … Continue reading

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Taking a Knee

Perhaps the whole “taking a knee” thing could be understood in a Game of Thrones sort of way and it would be less distressing for many people. In the Game of Thrones taking a knee means  swearing fealty.   Like the … Continue reading

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Zero Tolerance for Zero Tolerance

Zero Tolerance is the opiate of the insipid and the idiotic, it is a phrase used by too many to hide behind, instead of an effective tool. They are rules not unlike mandatory sentencing in our courts that attempt to … Continue reading

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John Godfrey Saxe – The Blind Men and the Elephant

i. IT was six men of Indostan  To learning much inclined, Who went to see the Elephant (Though all of them were blind), T hat each by observation Might satisfy his mind. ii. The First approached the Elephant,  … Continue reading

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Teen-wolf, A parable in too many words

The young wolf was concerned. He had noticed that the alpha female was ignoring him and the alpha male spent most of his time making the young wolf’s life a living hell. Slashing, taking his food, snarling when he came … Continue reading

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