October 22, 2015

I think we need a bigger stick...

The unique talent that we possess as tool using primates is not so much the ability to pick up the stick lying nearby and poke it down a termite mound to access the tasty inhabitants. Our talent lies in the ability to generalize from that discovery, and use the stick to access other termite mounds and ant hills as well.
A hurdle we still have not overcome is the tendency to generalize TOO much and try use that same tool to solve every problem. We keep poking that stick down into the tiger den and being surprised by the results!

October 12, 2015

Broken and Unashamed

After mothballing a long ass rant on all the ways our system is fucked up, I decided to get with the times and do something short and snappy.

Because the message of shame, from without and within, pervades every aspect of our lives: