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In the Year 3215 A.D.: What is a Pac-Man??

Geek Cars and Vehicles, http://www.robotvsbadger.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/pac-man-mini-cooper-499x387.jpg
Geek Cars and Vehicles, Mini Cooper Pac-Man, http://www.robotvsbadger.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/pac-man-mini-cooper-499×387.jpg/

Imagine if you will… the year is 3215 A.D. Continue reading In the Year 3215 A.D.: What is a Pac-Man??

Go to College for Free – It’s Not a Dream

“Predatory Education” – Ish IsmAverage Student Loan Debt

Education is a money profit scheme,
But education is also a gift?

Education is a predatory lender’s dream,
But education is also a gift?

A good gift does not make the poor poorer.
A good gift does not profit by creating debt.
A good gift does not make broken dreams.
A good gift does not prey on hope.
A good gift does not breed failure.

A good gift brings inspiration.
A good gift creates dreams.
A good gift gives hope.

Education for many people is not a good gift…
… because good gifts are free.

Continue reading Go to College for Free – It’s Not a Dream

The American Dream and World Peace featuring “Kid Logic”

 100_4373I spent the weekend at the Public Interest and Environmental Law Conference. It featured speakers from across the United States and from 27 countries. These speakers discussed problems about conflicts over fresh water, GMOs in food, mild drug pollution in water and in food that causes no immediate harm but makes viruses more drug resistant, ocean acidification, and a host of other nastiness.

To me the fresh water issues were the most interesting because the Pentagon and non-military agencies are predicting that fresh water will be the cause of many conflicts in the next few decades. Conflict does not necessarily mean war but it can be a legal fight that takes months or years to sort out.

Having heard this list of problems I was a little overwhelmed at first about how to solve all this crap. But then I put on my Kid Logic thinking cap. Continue reading The American Dream and World Peace featuring “Kid Logic”

Treasures in the Attic… A Treasure Hunter’s Dream

Still of Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981, imdb.com
“Raiders of the Lost Ark” © 1981 – Lucasfilm, Ltd.

When I was a kid I remember there were places I was told not to go either by a neighbor, a babysitter, or my mom. These wonderfully off-limit places included behind the barn, the upper loft in the barn, the attic, and the basement.

The attic. I think the attic in the farm house I grew up in was always a little scary and mysterious. There was a long, creaking stairway leading up into a dark void. Continue reading Treasures in the Attic… A Treasure Hunter’s Dream