There is little evidence for “microagression”

    Some of my more deranged critics, who like to publicly pretend that I’m a hateful and vicious racist, will claim to find my agreement with this article from a psychologist at Emory University unsurprising (and redundant) proof that they’re right:   https://aeon.co/essays/why-a-moratorium-on-microaggressions-policies-is-needed   But I do agree with it.  And I care so little [Read More…]

“Google Search Is Doing Irreparable Harm to Muslims”

    I’m inclined to libertarianism in economics and, to a significant though not unlimited degree, in other areas, as well.  So anything that savors of censorship concerns me deeply.   The fact is, though, that this is a problem:   “Google Search Is Doing Irreparable Harm To Muslims”   And not only for Muslims. [Read More…]

The ground out of which love grows

    “Love grows from stable relationships, shared experience, loyalty, devotion, trust.”  Richard Wright   Posted from Kotor, Montenegro     [Read more…]

Regarding Zadar, Croatia

    We spent our day today in Croatia.  First, we walked in and about the port city of Zadar.   I’ve never been in Croatia before.  So this was all new to me.   Zadar is a very attractive city, and exceptionally clean.  I mean, no litter at all.  Immaculate.  We actually saw a man [Read More…]

Bucking the “Spiritual-but-Not Religious” Trend

    Complete freedom of choice and utter freedom without fetters may not be ideal for everybody (or, really, anybody).  And at least some are recognizing that:   http://interfaithradio.org/Archive/2017-June/Women_Who_Choose_Rules   Could this be a harbinger of the reversal of some current trends?  Probably not.  Alas.   Posted from the Adriatic Sea     [Read more…]

“Mormon Artifacts on Display at the Smithsonian”

    This will be a really interesting exhibition, even apart from the Mormon contents:   http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/mormon-artifacts-display-smithsonian   My wife, for example, has lately been doing a bit of reading on Jefferson and the so-called “Jefferson Bible.”   Posted from the Adriatic Sea     [Read more…]

“Answering a Critic on Book of Mormon Onomasticon”

    Robert Boylan responds to a critic of the Book of Mormon:   http://scripturalmormonism.blogspot.com.es/2017/06/answering-critic-on-book-of-mormon.html   Posted from the Adriatic Sea     [Read more…]

“The Universe May Be Conscious, Prominent Scientists State”

    Okay.  This may be merely weird.  Crazy pseudo-science.  Or it may be true and brilliantly insightful:   http://bigthink.com/philip-perry/the-universe-may-be-conscious-prominent-scientists-state?utm_source=realclearscience&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=partner   Just a thought.   Posted from Zadar, Croatia     [Read more…]

“When is Eid al-Fitr, and why do Muslims celebrate it?”

    My mention of this article is just a bit late, but the article is still informative and worthwhile:   When is Eid al-Fitr, and why do Muslims celebrate it?   Posted from Zadar, Croatia     [Read more…]

The true shame

    I am not ashamed of my grandparents for having been slaves. I am only ashamed of myself for having at one time been ashamed. Ralph Ellison (1913-1994)   Posted from Zadar, Croatia     [Read more…]