Month: June 2012


We have a new cat, a long-haired white beast with some dark gray smudges. He’s apparently about eight years old, according to the vet. We had to adopt him because he was a stray who had been hanging around on… Read More ›

I'm glad I don't teach in Texas.

The final release of the Texas Republican Party platform includes the following plank: We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs… Since the government of Texas is controlled by the… Read More ›

Is God a Mathematician?

Mario Livio’s Is God a Mathematician? is a first-rate book, so why are there so many negative reviews of it on Amazon? The best answer, I suppose, is that there are always negative reviews on Amazon; any given book can’t be… Read More ›