Archive for March, 2009

Tie Vote Stymies Darwin Challenge

Friday, March 27th, 2009

As a follow-up to my prior posting, I’m attaching a copy of the article which appeared in the Dallas Morning News on the attempt by individuals on the State Board of Education in Texas to challenge the teaching of evolution in science text books. Apparently, evolution is safe—but barely—for another year! Original writing date: March [...]

Article of Interest: Job Losses Hint at Vast Remaking of Economy

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

This article from the New York Times is interesting in that it puts the unemployment issue and the job losses in the context of a remaking of our economic environment. The suggestion is that this particular recession has reflected a fatal blow to a number of businesses and industries that are simply not going to [...]

A Tragedy of Errors and an Accounting

Friday, March 13th, 2009

I found this column by Peggy Noonan to be particularly poignant. Take a look at the over-the-top level of accountability reflected by the Third Marine Aircraft Wing as to an accident which occurred in the University City neighborhood of San Diego on December 8, 2008. The story is particularly vivid when contrasted with the meltdown [...]

Fragment

Friday, March 6th, 2009

It occurred to me tonight, as I watched The Big Chill again, and pondered our economy, that I can’t always get what I want, but I will definitely get what I need. Original writing date: November 17, 2008

Strange Christmas

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

There’s no question this has probably been the strangest Christmas holiday most of us, at least under the age of 60, have experienced. After all, from an historical standpoint, this year has been touted as a year not inappropriately compared to 1929. There are some who are conjecturing that 2009 is going to be a [...]