I've lived here for nearly a decade, but I have never seen it snow in the Tucson valley, right here, just outside my door. Real snow. Big fat fluffy flakes of snow. They kind you can catch on your tongue. Geordie was excited about it too, and he inspired me to make this little video. Enjoy! … Continue reading Desert Snow
The Great Courses now has streaming, so we've been binge watching lectures as we "learn" Spanish. For me the most entertaining lecture series so far has been the Story of Human Language by John McWhorter. I also like the other course, Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths of Language Usage, although the first is clearer. But here's … Continue reading Language Evolution and Gingerbread
William James rejects the 'nothing but-ism' of medical materialism in favor of a strictly empirical empiricism that embraces the mental realm.
First of all, I hope you're enjoying the holidays. I've been baking up a storm... Unfortunately I can only offer you a virtual sampling of treats. But if you look on the bright side, fewer calories. And now brace yourself for an awkward transition... I've been trying to wrap my mind around the split between the … Continue reading The Natural Attitude
Here's an update on what I've been doing instead of blogging... A few hours ago I got that peculiar feeling that I was being watched. I twisted around on the couch and saw a baby black bear peeking in through the screen door only a few feet away from me. (Sorry, no photos.) It was … Continue reading Fun, Fear, and Flamenco