Real Men Don’t Sew!

TreadleSewingMachineActually, sewing is a valuable skill to have any time, but more so in a grid-down world.

In his book Time Enough For Love, Robert Heinlein had his character Lazarus Long say, “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” Somehow, Heinlein left out sewing, but I’m sure it was only an oversight.

Come to think of it, I need to go back and read that book again. Continue reading

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Fear-bola, Take 3.

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The is not the Carnival Magic. It’s another Carnival ship that I recently photographed.

In the past few days, I’ve read quite a bit about Ebola in the “news”, pretty much all of which reinforced my already-low opinion of “professional” news reporters. While there are a (very) few reporters who actually try to do a good job of getting the facts, the majority of the coverage of the Carnival cruise on which a healthcare worker who “might have been exposed to Ebola” was at best sheer speculation. At worst, it was National Enquirer style whole-cloth fabrication. Continue reading

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FEAR-BOLA! Take 2.

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Our Campaigner-in-Chief

President Obama named Ron Klain as “Ebola Czar” rather than fill the empty post of Surgeon General. Continue reading

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Fear-bola!

ebolavirusIt would appear that there is a backlash, at least in the mainstream press, concerning the “irrational” fear of catching the Ebola contagion. The denigrating term “Fear-bola” is being featured in several news outlets, and a comparison is being drawn with hysteria over the early spread of the HIV (AIDS) virus. Apparently, if you are afraid that you might get Ebola, you are now considered crazy.

But is the fear of catching Ebola really irrational? Continue reading

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Ebola — OH, NO! We’re All Going to Die!

PDEbolaSuch is the hysteria. Ebola outbreaks have occurred periodically since before 1976 (the year the virus was successfully isolated and given a name), mostly confined to relatively small areas in Africa.

What’s different now? Continue reading

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