How a Little Junior High Stole the Profits from a National Portrait Chain
An industry disruption that sparked, then fizzled for lack of school district courage — These days it seems teachers are always begging for money. As a classroom teacher, I was the biggest benefactor of my own program. My personal philosophy was: This is my career, and I’m not planning to spend my entire career just getting by with the school district’s miserly resources. My…
The Nuts & Bolts of Foolproof Sourdough Bread
A simple guide to a healthy loaf of sourdough bread without the guesswork I’m not a baker by trade. I’m a retired teacher with plenty of time to work through the sourdough process. I’ve done so enough times that I can consistently produce a beautiful loaf of artisan, sourdough bread…
I can understand how the entire endeavor could wear you down after a while.
I can understand how the entire endeavor could wear you down after a while. It seems as though we are living through an unprecedented time. It can be depressing. I know I have backed off in the last couple of months. You have to protect your mental health.
Let’s define “scale of the human enterprise.” Think of it as the area of a rectangle, with one dimension being the size of our economy and the other being the size of our population.
The human enterprise defined by capitalism depends on continued growth and expansion.
The human enterprise defined by capitalism depends on continued growth and expansion. Population decline or any degrowth is in direct opposition to capitalism. Capitalists want ever growing consumption, a growing population guarantees this.
Trump’s base is not going to take this lightly, and we all know that don’t we? The question is, how far are they going to take their response? Trump has already called for them to protest on his behalf before, and we all saw how that turned o…
Gee, how fun! The leading Republican presidential candidate — just threatened to kill us. Now, not to be critical, but that sure sounds like one helluva strange campaign promise, even for today’s GOP. Of course, Trump’s just using the old Mob tactic, “Gee, nice country ya have here. Be a damn shame i…
Typical Trump. My question is at what point will he say or do something that ends his political career? Really, "grab 'em by the pussy", making fun of the disabled, mocking a Gold Star family, hush money, insurrection, the big lie? -- Our country has sunk so low that everything is acceptable. I guess it remains to be seen just how many deplorables are out there?
…dled into the hotel to thaw my bones. When I went back out to the car the heater was working again! Yay I thought, good to go, must have been the extreme cold. About five minutes out of the lot it kicked off again. This was going to be a long drive. The sun w…
Praying to our Gods won’t save us because Earth is God, but we were too busy contriving meaningfulness to realize we had everything, and it was perfect. We searched for empty promises but couldn’t see the world’s riches, which were in our sight the who…