Imagine it’s a quiet evening and you’re watching TV with a close friend and someone starts banging on your door. You get up and open it a crack and you think you recognize the man as a distant acquaintance. He pushes open the door and starts arguing with you about politics. Even though you barely … More Cell phones dominate our existence and gave us Trump and the insurrection
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.” George Bernard Shaw My incredulity of the absolute devotion of Trump’s supporters and my inability to understand it continues to haunt me. I’ve wondered if their unwavering allegiance is attributable to the differences in neurophysiology or maybe it’s Trump’s adroit ability to manipulate them by … More Does magical thinking define humans? Vitamin C and Trump’s zealots.
I abhor those five words– “If I had only known.” It signals that the person saying them has been unaware of readily available knowledge. In some cases that can be benign as in the case of a person not knowing that there no eggs in the refrigerator. In some cases, it’s more serious – “Honest … More When a narcissist contracts COVID-19: “If I had only known…”
Clips of President Obama’s speech to the NIH in December 2014 have been circulating on social media. Those clips tend to be of short duration and focus on his prediction of a global pandemic and the preparation for it. In contrast to Trump who cut the budgets of the NIH and CDC  , President … More During a pandemic, we need a president who speaks in paragraphs.
Americans really did it. An angry majority of voters has launched us on a grand experiment called the Trump presidency. The country has elected a person who has no experience governing and who offered one-line slogans in lieu of reasoned policies. The vision of America he espoused was one rooted in testosterone-laden tribalism. It’s a … More A snap of his fingers – President Trump