Education

Education

Education /ˌejəˈkāSH(ə)n/: The process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university. An enlightening experience. Making a meaningful contribution to any given field requires a lot of education. The quest for knowledge uncovers nuance. Nuance intrigues us. Nuance confuses us.

He Is Eternally at The Office

Posted by on Jun 21, 2020 in Life | 0 comments

He Is Eternally at The Office

My father never worked at an office. He wasn’t the type of guy to even have a home office. Hell, there were times when he didn’t even have a home, much less an office. Nonetheless, the cover on his burial niche says “at the office” on it. This requires some explaining. My father, Don McCarty, as he lik d to refer to himself when he was angry, spent a lot of time drinking coffee at a local diner called Country Kitchen. I mean, a lot of time, like all night long, every night, for years. When I wanted to see him, I would...

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Enjoy Your Time at The Top of The Food Chain

Posted by on May 22, 2020 in Life | 0 comments

Enjoy Your Time at The Top of The Food Chain

This morning, I was walking with a friend of mine after getting coffee. Suddenly, he stopped and was looking down at something. I stopped and leaned over to look. There was this nestling bird moving it’s wings and legs helplessly. We stood and looked for a second, debated what we might do, looked for a nest around, and couldn’t find one. We both had a sinking feeling, and decided to walk on. It took five or ten minutes to walk back to my car. The whole time, I couldn’t focus on what my friend was talking about. I was...

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Drunk Driving is Less Dangerous than The Common Flu

Posted by on May 17, 2020 in Politics | 0 comments

Drunk Driving is Less Dangerous than The Common Flu

I’m pissed and you should be too! Our government is taking our rights away and destroying our economy. Here are some facts!!! People hate facts: Fact:Drunk driving (or as the British call it, Drink Driving – they’re so crazy) kills substantially less people than the common flu. In 2018, the flu killed an estimated 61,099 while drunk driving only killed 10,511. Fact: Drunk driving is WAY more fun than the flu (or CoronaVirus) Fact: Drunk driving barely affects children. In 2018, the common flu killed 643 children between the...

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Comparing the Covid-19 Response The Right Way

Posted by on May 10, 2020 in Life, National Politics | 0 comments

Comparing the Covid-19 Response The Right Way

Background The right way to compare the Covid-19 response is by Metropolitan Statistical Area in the US, or a roughly equivalent methodology which most other countries use (Example: Germany uses Metropolitan Regions). These metro areas are the best unit of measurement when comparing a country’s response because of several reasons: A metro area represents a unit of people that lives and works together The virus spreads through the interaction of people There is much less travel between metro areas right now The virus grows exponentially,...

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Celebrating our Survival

Posted by on Apr 23, 2020 in Life | 0 comments

Celebrating our Survival

I am not celebrating his death, I am celebrating our survival. I’m celebrating the ones that try. Survival is savagely satisfying. Each day is a blessing. Within each of us burns the desire to survive; given to us by our ancestors spanning 15-20K generations of hard work. Through cold, rainy, hungry days. Through dry, thirsty, and sun burned days. Some weeks and months, suffering even more, through child birth, sickness, and broken bones. For 330K years our ancestors slogged. Each and every one of us have this strength within us. Our...

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An Analysis of the Demographics of Opinions on Abortion

Posted by on Apr 5, 2020 in National Politics | 0 comments

I’ve noticed that I have a lot of friends with wildly ranging opinions on Abortion. This made me curious about the statistics. Here are some observations that I found interesting about the numbers: More men in the United States are pro-choice than pro-life [1] 46% pro-life, 48% pro-choice All women over 30 years old are more pro-life than pro-choice [1] Age 30 to 49 – 51% pro-life, 44% pro-choice Age 50 to 64 – 54% pro-life, 41% pro-choice Age 65+ – 56% pro-life, 36% pro-choice Only women aged 18 to 29 are pro-choice...

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My Covid-19 Training Routine

Posted by on Apr 5, 2020 in Fitness | 0 comments

Over the past 3-4 years, the core of my training has centered around barbells, typically with some sort of undulating or linear progressions like a 5×5 or Wendler 5/3/1. Given that the gym is out of the question, while we are on quarantine, combined with the fact that we are preparing for a new baby, I just can’t build a home gym with barbells right now. I have fallen back to a training program that focuses on Calisthenics and pulls from the GoRuck training I did in 2019. Workout A: Focus on upper body. Typically done on Monday....

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The Ludicrous, Ridiculous, Nonsensical and Derisory Words List

Posted by on Apr 3, 2020 in Life | 0 comments

I am a founding member of the secret group known only as Caos. It is known to some, that I am also a Black Belt Master of Mayhem. This invests me with a total of 16 votes, by myself, enough votes to codify this even if one or two of you don’t like it. That said, this is a good list, a really good list, with a lot of great input from a lot of fantastic people. Tremendous people. People who are leaders in their field. Seriously. At least three people private messaged me today to tell me so. Really accomplished people. Very accomplished....

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Book: Helmet for My Pillow – Veteran’s Day 2019

Posted by on Nov 10, 2019 in Life | 0 comments

Hell of book to finish right before Veteran’s Day. So many good quotes: – Nor was my squad troubled by racial or religious bigotry. We had no “inner conflict,” as the phrase goes. These things happen most often in the imagination of men who never fought. Only rear echelons with plenty of fat on them can afford such rich diseases, like an epicure with his gout. – The man who has had it roughest is the man to be most admired. Conversely, he who has had it the easiest is the least praiseworthy. – It is an American...

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Cookie: Sammy Had a Plan

Posted by on Aug 3, 2019 in Life | 0 comments

The year was 1984, and I went to 4th grade at McEbright Elementary School in Akron Ohio, the failed Rubber Capital of the world. It was a lovely old, inner city school around the corner from the Summit county jail. This was the third inner city grade school I had attended, so I felt fine there. I had a lot of good friends. We used to hang out in the front yard doing ninja flips, wrestling around, and playing with Transformers. We loved playing with Transformers, we would even trade them. My best friend was this stocky little black kid named...

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