The 85% / 15% Un-solution: What a Technique!

Here’s an interesting paradigm to ponder: the 85/15. If you spend any time at all following political or social debate in America, you have experienced 85/15. You might not realize it, but you have probably succumbed to it many times. It doesn’t mean you’re dull-witted or even easily fooled. It means that 85/15 is potent […]

The Fortress of “Everybody Agrees With Me”

What’s the biggest social problem facing the western culture?  Is it poverty and class warfare?  Is it overpopulation?  Is it economic inequality?  Maybe it’s secularization or religion.  Perhaps it’s militancy.  Not sure what the biggest problem is, but a very big problem has to do with the “polarization of ideas.” It appears one of the […]

My First Post – My First Day of “Retirement”

I’m not really a “journaling” kind of guy, but for this post only, I’ll keep it in the first person.  Today the 2009-2010 school year started without me.  After 35 years of gainful employment (mostly gainful), I have joined the great baby boomer mass of retirees.  The two complaints I have so far are as […]

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