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Date : July 2015

We Are Fundamentally Violent, But It’s Reversible

The Oklahoma City National Memorial, commemorating the day when Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols killed 168 people and wounded nearly 700 others to make a political point (Copyright © 2007 by Wil C. Fry.) At more than one job, I was told of the unwritten policy: “Don’t discuss politics or religion.” I’ve also been in[…]

June 2015: Hottest June Ever

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Published on: 2015.07.26

Another in a string of record-breaking months for global temperature averages, June 2015 is officially the warmest June on record, according to the NOAA. It’s true if you only count land temperatures, or if you only count ocean temperatures, or if you add them together. The previous record holder was June 2014. Combined averages for[…]

Saving The World, One Minute At A Time

My daughter’s first birthday. Sometimes, it feels like every meal ends with a mess like this. It’s a lot less cute after 4.5 years. (Copyright © 2011 by Wil C. Fry.) Being an overanalyzer and a listmaker by nature, as well as a stay-at-home father, I’m sometimes tempted to add up the hours spent every[…]

Why I Watch Women’s Sports Instead Of ‘Sports’

Kristy Hill shoots a free throw in Bowlegs, Okla., on Jan. 21, 2006, the night she became the only athlete I’ve ever witnessed achieve the rare quadruple-double, with 24 points, 11 rebounds, 13 assists, and 12 steals, in the championship game of the Bowlegs Tournament. She was 5’4″, a sophomore. (Copyright © 2006 by Wil[…]

Huckabee Is Right For Once

Preacher and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has been wrong on so many points it’s difficult to keep track, but he shouldn’t be butchered when he’s correct, as he was this morning when interviewed by CNN. “Regardless, heterosexual marriage is largely in trouble today because people see it as a selfish means of pleasing self, rather[…]

Big Data Can’t Make You Buy Things

The “Future Shop”, Montreal (Copyright © 2009 by Wil C. Fry.) When the Guardian posted this opinion piece in late June, its intent was apparently to scare readers with news that advertisers and police forces are already using ever-improving facial recognition technology. “It is increasingly being deployed all around the United States by giant tech[…]

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