Friday, January 24, 2014


"Dennis Rodman reportedly brought thousands of dollars in luxury gifts to Kim Jong Un for his birthday. Now, Washington's looking into whether those gifts violated U.S. sanctions."

Why prosecute Rodman? He always has the insanity defense.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Memories and Longevity

A wise friend wrote, in part "... if our bodies could be persuaded to live indefinitely, we would continuously forget things that happened, say, a hundred years of more ago and so the question would arise: in what sense are we actually the same person?"

Good question. But speaking within the terms of today's life expectancy, I note that the need for memory is a bit less. Forget the name of your state's senator? Go to Google. Forget who starred in a Broadway play? Google it. So nowadays we are free to retain less and forget more.

Of course, to help recall events in our personal life, we often need to ask friends or members of our family. The downside of this is that if you live long enough, there is no one left to ask.