©2020 C. Henry Martens Human beings look for patterns. We recognize correlations. We are designed by evolution to watch the tall grasses waving in the breeze and see the anomaly as a predator disturbs the mosaic. We see, we notice… Read moreConspiracy, Fact or Fiction?
©2019 Molly Carter Patriarchal societies in which women had less, little, or no power/autonomy seem to be the norm throughout history. Why was this so prevalent? What are some matriarchal societies and how did they differ from the patriarchal ones?… Read moreGuest Post: The Natural Development of Patriarchal Societies
©2019 C. Henry Martens I think it started with the okra. Old friends are a precious commodity. Those who grow closer over the years are blessed. There is no doubt of that. But sometimes life gets in the way of… Read moreFractured Friendship
©2018 Kari Carlisle When we’re not being divisive over politics, we’re talking about how divisive we are over politics. Tiresome, isn’t it? So, when I attended an academic symposium last week, I wasn’t sure it wouldn’t turn into a… Read moreYour Vote Counts. Even If You’re An Idiot.
©2018 Kari Carlisle Over drinks at a party I attended a few weeks ago, the topic of discussion turned to Facebook. Specifically, the topic was Facebook’s policy and process regarding “hate speech.” I don’t deny that hate speech… Read moreThe Erosion of Our Freedom of Speech
©2017 C. Henry Martens Context: noun. The circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood and assessed. Also, the parts of something written or spoken… Read moreContext
©2017 Kari Carlisle What do you think of when October comes around? Autumn, pumpkin pie, candy? Or death, horror, and fear? With this month culminating in Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), we can’t step… Read moreTop Fears of Americans
©2017 C. Henry Martens Regardless of one’s political leanings, we all have our pet peeves about how the “system” works, don’t we? If you could wave your magic wand and add a few laws to the books, wouldn’t you? Here… Read moreFantasy Laws
©2017 C. Henry Martens Why are we so horizontally opposed to how we are taxed? About what is “fair”? About what works? I would suggest that most of us lack an understanding of context. I mean, why shouldn’t poor people… Read moreShe Works Hard for the Money…
©2017 C. Henry Martens One of the benefits of writing science fiction is entertaining ideas. In order to feed ideas, I have to research and cultivate and extrapolate… and sometimes what I conclude scares the hell out of me. Not… Read moreThe Future of Work