He’s Back

About the same time that we were moving to Phoenix I had a virus on my blog. The virus or malware was putting ads for viagra on every page of my site. At first it looked like it was going to cost near $1000 to fix it and I was contemplating ditching the blog. But […]

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

It is the common wisdom today that “Big Pharma” is making massive profits by exploiting both the taxpayers and the consumers of medicine. Think about how odd this animosity is. An industry that has been a major contributor to the incredible health advances of the last thirty years is being demonized.


If you expect the world to be fair because you are fair, you’re fooling yourself.  That’s like expecting the lion not to eat you because you didn’t eat him. Bohdi Sanders  

Good Roads

In September 2015 I started a discovery project with an almost 100 year old map of Pasadena. At the time I called it One City One Map Life intervened, progress was slow, but I pushed slowly forward and now I’m going to be presenting my work to the Huntington Westerners in Pasadena on March 4, […]

This Week

“Welcome to the last week of the Obama presidency. It’s Inauguration Week, a time turn the page and leave behind the mistakes of the past… and to look ahead with new confidence to the mistakes of the future.” Jim Geraghty

The Middle Kingdom

The Middle Kingdom is what the Chinese call their country. I had never thought about it very much but it when I did I thought it was a bad translation of a reference to Tolkien’s Middle Earth or some other time reference. It turns out that, according to Michael Auslin in his book The End […]