Category: Education

News Update for Week of 8/16/2020

Week ending 8/16/20 Global Covid Cases: 21,715,859 Global Covid Deaths: 770836 New Deaths: 39,131 an average of 5,590 per day, down slightly from last week’s 5,845 per day average US Covid Cases: 5,541,022 US Covid Deaths: 172,836 New Deaths: 7576 – average of 1082 – just slightly up from...

Weekly Update for Week ending August 9, 2020 – Pandemic and Politics

8/9/20 Global Covid Cases: 19,918,914 Global Covid Deaths: 731,705 New Deaths: 40,918 – 5,845 per day average – about the same as last week’s 5724 but a little higher US Covid Cases: 5,165,337 US Covid Deaths: 165,260 New Deaths: 7,166 – 1024 per day dying average – down just...

A Manifesto of Peopolism

A Manifesto of Peopolism [pronounced {pee-ah-pol-ism}] For too long, humanity has boxed themselves into outdated and antiquated -isms that were created to describe different times, different strategies, and different human conditions than those which exist today. The -isms of yesterday are no longer useful – and in some cases...

The Problem with Everything

The problem with everything is that human beings have a tendency to take the short term self-interest choice over the long terms self interest choice. We are, for some reason, wired for it. I understand this, but I’m having a hard time explaining it in words. Let’s say there...

Homeless People Living Like Pigs in Hawai’i

I have as much compassion and understanding for homeless people as anyone, but one thing bothers me. Why do they have to live like fucking pigs? Why is it that they have to have shit scattered all over an acre of park or abandoned land? I respect the ones...

Hawai’i Problems and My Not So Simple Solutions

There are some big issues in Hawai’i. They were issues when I left in 2008 and they have gotten worse. In some cases much worse. Don’t get me wrong – I am plenty happy to have the bathwater with the baby – but as a logical person, I can’t...

Schools are not safe in the USA – Nowhere in the USA is, actually

Another child murdered in a school today in the USA. 8 years old – doing nothing but going to school. I keep thinking of someone telling me it is irresponsible to travel overseas with my child – too dangerous – yes, but not as dangerous as staying home and...

The Greatest Dilemma aka The Parent’s Dilemma

Maybe you have to be me to understand this one, but I’m guessing that you only have to be a sort of half way self aware parent of a child that you truly love to understand it – this – my greatest dilemma. I want my child to grow...

People’s Voices in Our Heads

We all have them. Not the crazy type of voices, but the voices of people we know and the things they say that just stay in our heads bouncing around. Sometimes the voices of people we met in passing or heard on the TV or radio. Those voices –...

2017 World Happiness Survey – Thoughts on Happiness

There are a lot of very short news stories about the Global Happiness Survey – most of them read something like “Norway is the happiest country in the world” – and then they talk about the top ten countries and the places and the place of the USA and...