Best known for…

In which a bad headline prompts the question: can you really call anything about an unknown, "best known?" Read More...

Can or cannot be measured

The easiest things to measure are seldom the most important. Read More...

Good intentions and elbow grease

It takes more than effort and intent. Read More...

Sufficiencies

Necessity and sufficiency are not the same. Read More...

A big eastern syndicate

The true source of many holiday traditions. Read More...

Don't look for the silver lining

Trying to explain the importance of space exploration illuminates another bit of human nature. Read More...

What's for dinner?

Holiday dinners mean more than you think, take one. Read More...

Calendar Connections

Reflections on the origins of our calendar, and several associated myths. Read More...