I like the taste of coffee, but I do not consider myself well trained concerning tasting coffee. I know when I like the taste of coffee, and I know when I do not like it, but I can hardly know how to make a cup of coffee taste good or bad. Crucially however, I have […]Read More The Taste of Coffee
2 cups whole wheat flour 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup canola oil Milk 1/2 can canned cranberry sauce Blend dry ingrediants, stir in canola oil. Add milk till it has a thick battery consistency. Then stir in cranberry sauce. Place in 8 by 8 pan and cook at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or […]Read More Cranberry Bars
All the polemics and analyzes of vegetarian diets I’ve ever seen have proceeded as follows: begin from facts about meat eating diets that implicate the eater in a causal chain which includes violence of some sort that the eater ought not implicate him or herself in. This is not a new or strange way of […]Read More A few remarks on vegetarianism
Just imagine, if someone hadn’t had their camera with them, we would be without two of the greatest photographs ever taken.Read More These photos cannot go unseen
This early 1980’s BBC documentary on the successes and failure’s of the Soviet economic system presents a remarkably balanced view of the history of the USSR’s planned economy. There really were successes, and there really did seem to be an underlying absurdity which undermined them. Significantly, the USSR raised itself out of the destruction of […]Read More Technology, Technocrats, and Building a better world
It appears to be common knowledge that associating the Olympics with political issues is an alteration of the “true meaning” of the Olympics, which has to do with Athletes and sport. The difference between people who think the protests concerning human rights violations in Tibet is whether it is appropriate to use the Olympics for […]Read More The a-politicization of the Olympics
I must have children – it is not a matter of choice. Why? Because I myself am a child – to not have a child is to act in contradiction with my own existence. Because my generation does not exist independently of the previous one, because we continue the previous generation and intimate the next […]Read More Why it is necessary to have children.
This performance, in a club in 2006, is even more like the Club show I saw her play at the now defunct Richards on Richards Cabaret.Read More Even more “Feist, the Rock Star”
This year the national congress of humanities and social sciences occurs may 31st to june 8th UBC, which is fortuitous for me because I will be in Vancouver during the time anyway. The congress is an academic mecca, with both a “congress level” of talks for which there is one schedule, and also corresponding conferences […]Read More 2008 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Ethics seems to be about universal, abstract values – like “killing is wrong”. On first glance, prior to much reflection, one might want to adopt things like that as universal principles, and then “what ought you do” becomes the question, “what ought an abstract ideal chooser do in this situation given that set of universal […]Read More Ethics – for what kind of human beings?