Monthly Archives: January 2016

We’ve Hit Peak Stuff

“If we look on a global basis, in the west we have probably hit peak stuff. We talk about peak oil. I’d say we’ve hit peak red meat, peak sugar, peak stuff … peak home furnishings,” Steve Howard [IKEA’s Head … Continue reading

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Tragedy Strikes the Rutherford Atom

Sometimes, a memory will hit you and then all sorts of things shake out. First. I recently stopped using Facebook. Except to read Bloom County 2015 (now 2016). I just got overloaded with all of the politics. So. But I … Continue reading

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Ground Control to Major Tom

It’s highly, but not extremely, unlikely that I heard Space Oddity when it came out in 1969.  In 1969 I was so into space that I would have listened to anything that had the word “rocket” in or anywhere near … Continue reading

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Thelonious Monk and the Vonnegut Brothers

This morning, I heard on the radio the story of Thelonious Monk, a young man who died, shot to death, in Baltimore. I know about him only because NPR ran a story this morning, and NPR ran the story this … Continue reading

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The Inner Light

Without going out of my door I can know all things on Earth Without looking out of my window I could know the ways of Heaven The other day, on my way to work, the Beatles’ Inner Light came on … Continue reading

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