The idea here is that I probably want to leave California. It feels like a way out of a personal dead end for me. I might have a mentor out of state who can open doors for me that I’m not opening for myself.

That said, this idea probably has particular appeal for me because I am contractually bound to stay in California for a year, and nothing feeds my massochism like beating myself up for each and every commitment I make. If I decide to do something, I spend the ensuing weeks and months second-guessing my own decision. If…


I have about a dozen books I want to read right now; not just read but re-read. Like, forget about all the great books I haven’t read yet; there are a ton of books I’ve already read that I want to read. Here they are:

Murakami writes realistic fantasy; I have heard the genre described as magical realism; it is mostly just realistic, but then there will be fantasy in one key detail. Oftentimes, the key detail involves a shape-shifting identity in some characters; they are possessed…


Instead of getting back to David Hawkins’ emotional spectrum, which I might touch on moreso in a few days, I thought I’d do my NBA All-Star picks. I didn’t get the starting lineups exactly right, but I’m not changing them, because why would I? The original part about these picks is that they’re my picks, so no sense changing them around just to accomodate reality.

Although, I will stress that I made them before the actual picks were released, and in so doing I very much did attempt to accomodate reality as much as possible. In fact, more often than…


So apparently, we need to read the book Power vs. Force to understand what we’re about to talk about here, but the best entryway into the David Hawkins universe (according to my buddy who is neck-deep in that universe) is Letting Go, so that’s what I’m quoting from here. David Hawkins was “renowned as a pioneering researcher in the field of consciousness” who served as an advisor to monasteries and wrote more than a few books. The subtitle to Letting Go is The Pathway of Surrender and it seems damned reasonable.

A main idea of the book is that most…


So if the only math news is what you find if you google “math” or look it up on YouTube, then the topic is the best math reporters.

Okay — here’s an issue I’m having. How do I make sure each day’s “report” is fresh? I mean, was it yesterday when I did a thing about the one-half-plus-seven rule for dating … That was not fresh. That was just old, that was boring for me to write, because it was me writing an OLD story. …


You know when the Coronavirus first started, I got a kick out of pouring over the numbers. It was very morbid, because the numbers were the number of deaths from Coronavirus. This is back when it was still a novelty, working from home and all. I had a whiteboard, so I started making little graphs showing Coronavirus deaths plotted over time in variosu regions.

I still have pics of that whiteboard that I posted on my now-deactivated Instagram. I did some just showing maybe the four most-affected countries; then it was the ten most effected countries. Then it was the…


I went on a date today for Valentine’s Day, and I remember thinking, hey I’ll write something today about dating and that’ll be a welcome change from writing about politics yesterday. But I’m damned if I remember what mathematical thing I might have had to say about dating this morning. All the synapses were firing this morning after two cups of coffee, but yeah, I can’t really think of anything to say about it now.

Of course, one of the Math lessons that I was exposed to as a high school teacher going to summer math conferences was a lesson…


So, the president was acquitted today, but as many news report notes, there were a majority of Senators who voted to convict. The more partisan outlets emphasize that it was a bipartisan majority. Whatever. There are 50 Democratic senators and 50 Republican senators. Seven of the Republicans joined the 50 Democrats in voting to convict, for a 57–43 vote (I think).

But in this case, the majority did not rule, for it takes a two-thirds vote to convict a president in impeachment. Two-thirds of 100 is 66.666666666666666666666666666666666, so actually 67 votes were needed to convict.

Now, this isn’t that remarkable…


Today I sat in on a family Zoom call. Weird that not so long ago, that would be a thing I would have to explain what it was, but now I kind of assume that everyone in the world knows instantly what it is. Anyway. This one was my extended family on my mom’s side: aunts, cousins, cousins a few times removed.

It was like all of those calls, nice to hear what was going on in the family, faintly unsatisfying seeing such a great gathering reduced to a flicker on a computer screen, a video game. Anyway, enough observations…


Is there some kind of jealousy left in your heart — it may be personal or it may be professional. This odious thing is a good deal more common than would be readily admitted in polite society. If it is there, cut it out at any cost.”
— Sermon On The Mount
, by Emmet Fox, p. 34

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