The Robots are Coming!

“Some Google employees have their self-driving vehicles take them to work. These car robots don’t look like something from ‘The Jetsons’; the driverless features on these cars are a bunch of sensors, wires, and software. This technology ‘works.’” –Tyler Cowen This post started out with an innocent enough tweet. I had seen an advertisement from […]

Memorial Day

Most of us think about Memorial Day and images of barbecues, swimming, and pending summer come to mind. Yet, for many of us, it’s a time to remember friends who didn’t make it back from war. Josh Byers and Hans Kurth did not return home. I appreciate the sentiment when people say “Happy Memorial Day,” […]

Giving Back in Honor of Veterans Day

I’m a veteran. I didn’t serve for very long, and while I did two tours of Bosnia, I never faced the dangers that some of my fellow brothers and sisters in arms did. Every one of them who has ever put on a uniform has made some sort of sacrifice, and most of them did […]

Risk: It’s Not Just a Board Game

“The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead.” –Albert Einstein When I was a kid, I used to read Choose Your Own Adventure books. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the genre, you were the main character in a story. […]

Who Will Protect Us From Ourselves?

Today, my wife’s grandmother passed away. While she lived to be almost 91 years old, I can’t help but have the feeling that her passing was needless. She had spoken with the neighbor, who had told my wife’s grandmother that she loved bananas in her cereal for breakfast. My grandmother had an extra bunch of […]

A Little Help, Please?

Dear, wonderful, devoted reader of this website, By the time tomorrow’s article comes out, I’ll either be en route to the hospital or already be under general anesthesia off in la-la land while I’m getting my knee operated on (the same one which led me to my long, arduous journey to the Veterans Administration hospital […]