My, How You’ve Grown

I’ve been reading this fantastic book, “The Family That Couldn’t Sleep”, about the history of prion research and fatal familial insomnia.  It’s incredible; I’ve been taking every excuse to babble about it all week.  The author’s approach is so compassionate and yet comprehensive – there are a lot of not-so-great people who nevertheless do important …

Moral Mathematics

Learning to love getting hit in the face with a rake. I got into a discussion lately about how to improve society on a one-to-one basis, in our daily lives, related to our perception of sexual assault accusations.  The question in its original form was this: How do we convince people that sometimes people we …

Isopods for Peace

Far as I can tell, image of a giant isopod at Shedd Aquarium by nate_newton of the Captivereefs.com forum, Oct. 2011. I tarted it up in Photoshop a bit. This is the story of how I started an isopod peacenik cult. Kinda-sorta on purpose. Deeeep.io (four ‘e’s) is a browser game created by Federico Mouse. It’s …