Kahomono - Still Lucky After All These Years

Random musings on whatever catches my attention that day

David F

No Judgement Zone

The Planet Fitness in Midland County, Michigan recently had a conflict between one of its core company values and one of its customers.  In the kind of move that I wish we'd see more often, they fired the customer. Yvette Cormier said she felt threatened…

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David F

Prisoner of the Manbox

The manbox does not give up its captives lightly. Consider Andrew O'Hagan, who wrote¬†this tragic piece¬†for the NY Times magazine a couple weeks ago. O'Hagan has got the weepies, he's got 'em bad. He's not allowed to smoke or absorb other carcinogens or eat bags…

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David F

Does the NRA Hate Itself?

The NRA position against the proposed ban on "green-tip" bullets is indefensible on its face.  No reasonable argument for Second Amendment freedoms needs to include ammunition whose sole purpose is to defeat police body armor. The problem the NRA has at this point is that…

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David F

Mental Models

People hold mental models of the way the world works.  Approximations that are "good enough" to get through day to day life.  We follow rules of thumb as shortcuts, freeing our brains from figuring out anew how to do everything.  But when those models are…

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