The Internet Others and the Art of Never Not Always Responding

Living and working on the internet provides many interesting and resistive conundrums. You want to share information, and learn things, and try to propagate knowledge forward with some semblance of permanency and purpose; but there are always — The Others — also online, who appear to live to thwart any attempt at compulsive fact collecting. Sure, we all know the Comments Troll — but there are other ugly demons that abound, just waiting to leap at you and waste all your time.

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Why Frank Rich Really Quit the New York Times

Frank Rich quitting the New York Times to work at New York Magazine is hitting many Manhattan elitists as strangely odd and curious, but it makes sense to me in “Richian” sort of way.

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Can Art Be Quantified?

When we have a national discourse about money and Art and the role of the artist in society, we are left with a massive hole of misunderstanding that cannot yet be bridged: You Cannot Quantify Art.

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Could too Much Vitamin D Be Bad?

It has been well documented that taking megadoses of Vitamin D may be a foolish, unhelpful act. We now are coming to understand that without the addition of calcium, all the extra vitamin D might not be making it into the system at all.


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Truth in the Tar Pit: Not Everyone has the Right to Express an Opinion

In America, we tend to use “Freedom as Speech” as a cudgel to allow hate speech in the public square and to encourage “Stupid Speech” via the quaint notion that, “Everyone has a right to express their opinion.”  I argue today there are some people who have no right to a private opinion, let alone the right to be heard expressing that opinion.

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