Incompleteness of MGTOW or MRM

In doing so, I’m satisfying my fatherly instincts by contributing to the human hive rather than to my biological offspring.   Even if I had children, it is almost certain they would not have benefited as much as the unrelated people who happened to be in the right position for me to influence.

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Affording health insurance

I have been spending a lot of time trying to rationalize the increase in health insurance premiums that I’ll have to pay in 2017.  The new rate will be more than double the rate for 2016, and more than 5 times what it was before affordable care act was passed. To be fair, this increase…

Is evergreen blogging a contradiction

A couple posts (here and here) on the  dailypost.wordpress.com caught my attention.   The first post follows its own advice to resurrect the second older post by adding some additional information.   The result drove in a point that some blog posts remain interesting and relevant despite being old.   Such posts have what they call evergreen content.…

Reflection on the project of searching

In the early 1980s there was a TV show called In Search Of that claimed to present in each episode a balanced review of various controversies where the available evidence does not satisfactorily explain the mystery.   This post is not about the content of that show, but instead on the concept of setting the…

Living with mistakes, mistakes as a resource

This post continues my sequence of contrarian topics about working in the STEM fields.  The first post suggests that shopping is an under-appreciated skill for successful STEM projects, and yet the topic is rarely even mentioned in education or job descriptions.    The second post presents mistakes as a consequence of bad shopping skills but…