“Australia has had five prime ministers in five years, the poor yanks look as though they’ll have to choose between two options both of which have more disapproval than approval, and the UK leaves the EU. It seems like a ridiculous amount of instability. One might even call it absurd. But it’s not surprising. You can’t feed a society exaggeration, hyperbole and propaganda for over a decade, and then claim surprise when people don’t seem to be making rational decisions on the basis of well established truth. There’s a cost associated with not telling the truth. There’s a cost associated with polarized, adversarial public discourse. There’s a cost associated with media more concerned with profits than the public interest. It is, apparently, time to pay the piper.”

• June 25, 2016 • Leave a Comment

The Diatomist — a Fascinating Look at the Aesthetic Beauty of the Microscopic World

• September 19, 2014 • Leave a Comment

C.S. Lewis on True Friendship — “Friendship … has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which gave value to survival.”

• September 15, 2014 • Leave a Comment