Odd pic while searching for nearby hiking spots

In looking for a nearby hiking spot I ran across this picture. I find it odd. In the foreground you have a woman that’s covered head to toe including a headscarf. In the background you have three kids traversing an old bridge with no deck. A curiosity. I have...

Chicago Tribune sees mass exodus of columnists then sends me a subscription increase bill

It didn’t take long for the buyer of the Tribune to gut the once mighty newspaper. Buyouts were offered and all the columnists that were worth reading took their buyouts. The biggest was John Kass and the latest is Dahleen Glanton. I read them both regularly. Not just to...

Researcher discovers scientists aren’t really interested in “The Science”

The short of the story is, researcher meets data, researcher publishes paper examining data, researcher gets attacked by scientists, researcher gets dragged through the mud and has to aggressively protect their reputation, and finally researcher becomes jaded and cynical regarding the real motivations of her peers. A naïve researcher...