Religious Extremism and You

Repost from my blog. by baldilocks I try not to scream in frustration in response to some usage of the word 'extremism.' People use it without even thinking about what it actually means. And it almost always has the word 'Christian' is front of it, and, less often, 'Muslim.' According to the ignorant, extremism is … Continue reading Religious Extremism and You

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

A former student of mine decided he needed to send a thank you letter to a man who fired him. The purpose was to tell the supervisor that the dismissal was an important experience that made him reflect on what he was doing wrong and how he could improve himself. I decided to eliminate the … Continue reading What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

Trump isn’t all that wrong about the UN/Club business but that’s by design

Prime Minister Jim Hacker: We should use the debate [in the UN] to promote peace, harmony, good will. Sir Humphrey Appleby: well it would be most unusual. The UN is the accepted forum for the expression of international hatred. Yes Prime Minister, A Victory for Democracy 1986 Yesterday the Hill highlighted a pair of tweets … Continue reading Trump isn’t all that wrong about the UN/Club business but that’s by design