Monthly Archives: March 2018

Overheard in a Polish Bakery

While on a walk I was feeling peckish and so I stopped at a bakery for something to nibble on like a cheese roll. Since Easter is approaching they had a bunch of fresh mazurki and the person ahead of … Continue reading

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Microsoft Officially Becomes Malware

I’m not the type to hold grudges in computing terms. I was disgusted at how the best browser ever began sefl-destructing in order to become an advertising delivery system but I found a good enough replacement (Waterfox, official slogan: We’re … Continue reading

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Delaying Tactics

Around a year ago I was asked to give a paper at a symposium/conference and I chose a kind of new topic for me as a test balloon (to see if I was interested enough in it to continue and … Continue reading

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Dairy Allergies Overcome

Back just after the collapse of communism in Poland but before I came back to see what was going on, I heard about and went to a talk on someone who had just been in Poland on a trip talking … Continue reading

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How Long Does Collective Trauma Last?

Longer than 30 years. In Poland, under pressure from old time Solidarity (Solidarność) activists to whom some favors were owed the government decided to introduce a law that would close most stores on Sundays. Not all Sundays, just two a … Continue reading

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New Header: The Turkish Chandelier

Now that February’s over I decided to change header pictures again. It’s super freezing where I am (winter always makes you pay before it’s over) but mostly sunny and no snow but I still want some better weather. This is … Continue reading

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Progressivism, Keeping People Apart

One of the odd things about modern progressivism, ostensibly based on universalist and humanistic ideals, is just how much energy it expends in trying to prevent individuals from interacting as individuals. Instead, individuals can only interact as exemplars of various … Continue reading

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