Category Archives: Splendor!

A brief history of the four most-intellectually-productive years of my life: 2017.

I had four great years this year, in three disciplines: Character, education and aestethics/fiction. Click the links to learn what you’ve missed. You can study me now or later, with the only difference being the Splendor you will have lost … Continue reading

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It’s the Solstice, when the way to a woman’s Festivus is Guyfood: Chocolate Chip Upside Down Cake.

“Ghirardelli” is an Italian word that means “Now, baby.”By the rhythms of life imposed upon us by Earth’s climate, the Solstice is the time and the season for loving. Short days, and it’s difficult to work outdoors. Long nights, when … Continue reading

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If you’re looking this Christmas for hope, love, family and redemption – have I got news for you.

Loco Engineering: Goodness breeds more good.“We plant oak trees so there will be tire swings for toddlers we will never meet. We are good for the sake of goodness, but goodness breeds more good. The job of humanity is to … Continue reading

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How can you bury your hopes at Christmas? You can’t. That’s how Dusty found his Phoenix.

Dusty is just enough Willie. For Christmas.Photo by: Sherman Geronimo-TanThe Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Willie stories are fiction. I sometimes get pissed-off emails from people who don’t get that – when Willie is playing with real-world stuff they know about. But every … Continue reading

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What happens when #MeToo meets #BanBossy?

Ci women bosses are even worse as leaders than Ci men bosses, and, accordingly, they scream at their subordinates even more than the manicured man-boys they are alleged to be equal to.What do you suppose Ci women bosses scream about?Photo … Continue reading

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Men: What’s your best defense from yet another catty #MeToo meow? “She hit me first!”

The “Fighting Words” legal doctrine says that, when you persistently taunt a man into punching you, you’re the bad guy. I don’t know that judges will want to talk about tortious fornicative displays, but that’s what’s going on when a … Continue reading

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#Bitcoin is an excellent joke. It will be hilarious right up until it’s catastrophic.

Since absolutely everyone publicly associated with Bitcoin is such a sleazy gonoph, how could it possibly be a scam?Photo by: Steve GarfieldThis started as a private conversation, but I’m taking pieces of my part of it public, because it’s of … Continue reading

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