- Hello, I must be going.
- January 01
- "The best way to predict the future is to invent it." - Alan Kay
Centrist and Atheist. My preferred method of offending people is by advocating that we work together and not succumb to ideological extremism.
I've been through times with money and times with no money. And you know what? Money is better!
"Life isn't just one damn thing after another...it's the same damn thing over and over and over again." -- Edna St. Vincent Millay
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September 26, 2013 01:35PM
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September 10, 2013 05:06PM
- A Limerick for the Centrist
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Gary Labyrinthitis's Links
He sees me when I sleeping. He knows when I’m awake? Yeeee, does he work for the NSA? Or is he is a stalker? Having someone think of me highly enough to spend time stalking me would boost my self-esteem. But I’m pretty straight, so this fat peeping Tom kind o… Read full post »
It’s often uncertain how something got started -- the strange sequence of events that led up to an event. Like water in a river that now flows miles from its humble start toward its mighty finish, events sometime lead to unintended consequences. So it is with the Fox River&hell… Read full post »
“You can start at 8:00a on Monday September 30th.” The email that arrived yesterday said little more than that. There it is. No job for a year and a half, and now the drought is over. It happened in 3 days -- a brief email asking me if I am available,… Read full post »
I began to feel faint after walking about half way up the hill. I squatted down and put my hands on the ground. The faintness gradually passed but I was weak. Upon standing I again felt lightheaded, so I stood there briefly before continuing on. I hadn’t eaten any… Read full post »
Beware the Ideological Extremist.
Who rants and threatens and screamist.
It’s the Centrist we hail.
Who lets ALL prevail!
Because we all play on the same Teamist.
Some people are disturbed and even shocked when there is a discussion about religion, and someone mentions that he or she is an atheist. It catches people off guard. After all, conventional wisdom has it that good people are religious and bad people are not. Those who don’t fu… Read full post »
It's a curious thing, how professional sports is now loaded with drugs. Pro teams dangle millions of dollars in front of athletes that they can collect only if they can stay on the team and perform well. So the players must decide if they wish to remain virtuously drug-free, leave their… Read full post »
I stood at the crosswalk, waiting for a car to turn left and go by, and then started walking across the street. Halfway across, I suddenly became aware of a fast-moving car just a few feet from me – coming right at me! There isn’t much time to think in a situation/… Read full post »
I could never figure out how the stock market is different than gambling. Look at how it works: Companies issue stocks out of thin air. They used to be nothing more than pieces of paper. Now they’re just digital bits on a computer. People buy them. But what d… Read full post »
Who will lead the way in the 21st century? Why the Centrist Atheist of course! Non-ideological, non-extremist... non-hysterical even! We need people who analyze points objectively, based on the facts, the current situation reason, what will work out the best for everyone and what's best for the fu… Read full post »
There might be more to this week’s discussion of gun control measures by Congress than public safety. It is emerging as a perfect storm for shaping the 2014 Congressional elections. If the Republicans prevent the creation of an effective gun control law, the public might v… Read full post »
Pope Benedict, recently abdicated, was regarded as a conservative Pope. In the Catholic context that means that he favored Catholic tradition, promoting the beliefs of the religion in a strict sense. He condoned traditional church services, spoken in Latin in some cases. Despite decades o… Read full post »
The world has experienced many terrible things during the last 2,000 years. One war followed another throughout the centuries. Lately there has been an increase in the number of people who have been using assault-style rifles to kill innocent people. There has been a single constant during these tumu… Read full post »
How many people are going to buy the argument that we should allow nuts to buy assault-style rifles and then spend all kinds of money to protect everyone from them? Wouldn't it be much more sensible just to keep these guns out of the hands of the nuts and let everyone… Read full post »
The Great Lakes are huge bodies of water, cold and deep. When a ship has gone miles out on the water, it becomes completely isolated, detached from everything except the water. Sometimes a thin strip of land is scarcely visible on the horizon, other times there is simply nothing to see.&n… Read full post »
Conservatism doesn’t seem to be working as advertised by the ‘trickle down’ theory that Reagan expounded on so long ago. We were supposed to have it all, get something for nothing – we won’t collect enough taxes to pay for the budget, especially from rich people an/… Read full post »
It started with that first computer programming class, when I was struck dumbfounded by the notion that I would be able to program a computer to talk. I loved the idea of artificial intelligence. To think that I could fashion a set of instructions in such a way that a machine/… Read full post »
I’ve decided to feel good, to make my default attitude one that is pleasantly normal. There are a number of reasons why my outlook on things spiraled downward. My wife got cancer and RA. It’s hard for me to get jobs, and when I do I can’t keep them very long. … Read full post »
I spent most of this week continuing to develop a custom design for an artificial neural network (ANN) that performs visual object recognition (VOR). All but one day at the library. Pack the computer in the backpack, walk to the library, smuggle in a coffee, fire up the PC and go,/… Read full post »
Spin News is reporting that a group of heretics has disavowed the existence of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM). These “Apasteists” as they call themselves have broken ranks with the Pastafarian church. Thomas Blogwash, the spokesman for the group, stated “I have never… Read full post »
My father died almost 12 years ago, and during all of the years since then I still can’t quite figure out what kind of relationship we had. He kept personal things and emotions to himself. My most vivid memories of him are of him sitting in his chair, a little disgruntled. … Read full post »
The movie “A Beautiful Mind” has some appealing aspects for those of us who secretly wish to be part of the intelligent and productive elite. While watching the movie, one could walk along through Princeton University, look at the rooms with fine old polished wood walls, walk thro… Read full post »
I started managing the relationship between the executive brain and the emotional brain yesterday. They are 2 major parts of the brain and they need to work together if you want to live happily and be productive. The executive part makes decisions based on reasoning. The emotional p/… Read full post »
There are some things about the Christian religion that, if you think about them objectively, are downright bizarre. You slap yourself on the forehead and say “wha…?” Let’s examine a couple, because as Yogi Berra said, “You can observe a lot just by wat/… Read full post »
It started near the end of the year. Several members of the family got colds. Kathy got it too. But when everyone else got over it, she was still coughing. After a few weeks I suggested that she go to the doctor, but she thought that the cold would go away/… Read full post »