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Date : April 2011

Occasional Retrograde Development

Categories: Notes on Fatherhood
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Published on: 2011.04.15

One of the things I already knew about being a parent, but which can still be surprising and sometimes frustrating, is that babies don’t always develop and learn things in a steadily increasing manner. In other words: They sometimes learn stuff and then forget it.

Open Letter to the New York Times

Categories: InTheNews
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Published on: 2011.04.06

Dear New York Times, I’ve just instructed my email service to mark as “spam” any messages from your domain. Most of us learned several days ago that your newspaper put up a “paywall”, and will now require readers to pay for the privilege of reading your newspaper online. Just in case, you sent out mass[…]


Categories: How To, Human Behavior
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Published on: 2011.04.05

“Decision Making 101” should be a class in every school. It can no longer be assumed that people can reason with themselves and make rational decisions. Every time I see or hear questions like “Should I do (thing A) or (thing B)?” I’m reminded of my high school drafting instructor Glenn Williams. He was an[…]

Taking a Time Out

Categories: Human Behavior
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Published on: 2011.04.02

I was saddened to learn that my sister plans a four-week “fast” from the computer (and thus the internet), mainly because it’s been our sole form of communication these past few years. Time spent on the computer was keeping her from reaching an unrelated personal goal. So I applaud her attempt at self-discipline, and wish[…]


Categories: InTheNews
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Published on: 2011.04.01

Catching up on my world news today, I came across this story in the sports section. It’s about a man that was allegedly assaulted by two other men. Either the story was badly written, or the paper’s editors had some kind of brain fart.

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