Alabama Votes

Alabama Votes

Alabama is voting today to determine which of Roy Moore or Doug Jones to send to the US Senate. So who is it going to be? If you go by the polls then…well, you’re probably out of luck. They’ve been all over the place in the last couple of weeks and a...
Dating an Intersectional Feminist

Dating an Intersectional Feminist

When I was teaching sociology I used to enjoy putting questions to my class to extract their ideas and get them to think about how their personal and deeply-held beliefs align (or did not align) with what they were reading for the class. I wasn’t trying to push...
A Walk in the Rain

A Walk in the Rain

Another day of keeping active, if not running. I spent the morning doing some shopping with Cécile, then cooked up a great mess of roasted cauliflower before heading out the door for a wander around the city. I had two episodes of the More Perfect podcast to get...
Riverside Stroll

Riverside Stroll

After last weekend’s DNF at the Saintelyon I am into my off-season as far as running goes. I’m planning on taking a couple of weeks off from running, getting back into good habits of sleeping and eating well, and enjoying the run up to Christmas without...
Trump and Nixon

Trump and Nixon

During his short address on Wednesday where President Trump officially recognized that Jerusalem was the capital of the state of Israel, he said these words: Jerusalem is today, and must remain, a place where Jews pray at the Western Wall, where Christians walk the...
Ranking Generals

Ranking Generals

Who is the greatest general of all time? According to to an interesting – but I think flawed – data analytics approach, the answer is Napoleon: Among all generals, Napoleon had the highest WAR (16.679) by a large margin. In fact, the next highest...