Monthly Archives: May 2019

Post 295

Last night I wrote yet another poorly-edited post and–just for the hell of it–started to wonder what it would be like to put together a book.  That’s not something I’m going to do.  So many posts depend on links that … Continue reading

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Luddite

I’ve been thinking a lot lately and I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m a Luddite.  Not in the sense that I hate technology, because I don’t.  But I’ve realized that there are some things that I do that indicate … Continue reading

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Modern Times

I graduated from college the year I turned 23.  Late that summer, I sat in St. Paul with a friend and we talked about what each of us was going to do someday. I already had accepted a scholarship at … Continue reading

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Elective Affinity

Elective affinity is a concept originally used by Max Weber to explain how capitalism and Protestantism came to be associated.  It’s sort of a case of ships not passing in the night. Here, I want to use it in a … Continue reading

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Justice and Judgment

Today I want to talk a little about something closely related to, but different from,  fundamental attribution error (FAE).  FAE is complicated, but an example will suffice.  FAE can be spelled out as “the notion that when I do something bad, … Continue reading

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The Day After an Evening with Richard Sachs

You may have heard of Richard Sachs.  Or perhaps you haven’t.  In that case:  You should know that Richard is the dean of American bicycle frame builders.  He takes steel tubing and cast parts and combines them into the foundations … Continue reading

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Odd Mood

OK, so when am I ever in an even mood? Some things have happened in the last few days of April. Last Saturday, I took my longest ride of the year so far:  a total of about 28 miles (rather … Continue reading

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