Solstice

Yesterday was either the shortest or longest day of the year, depending on whether you live in the Northern or Southern hemisphere (outside the tropic zone) of this great blue-green marble we call Earth. For those of us in the north, December 21st marks the beginning of winter, generally thought of a the time of …

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Time

Being that this is the week after our semi-annual, fuck-with-my-sleep-for-a-week thing we call the daylight saving time "Fall back," I thought I would write about TIME today. I have always had an uneasy relationship with time. It may or may not have started when, as a young child, I observed the arbitrariness of certain aspects …

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What is the Real Difference Between Competence and the Appearance of Competence?

From all outside observation, most people would say I was very good at school. I got good grades and generally followed the rules. I have years of report cards and transcripts that show how capable I was, how much I learned. My final high school GPA was about 3.6 on a 4.0 scale. The problem …

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