Lovecraftian Ice-Cream Dream

Lovecraftian Ice-Cream Dream

Had the weirdest ice-cream dream last night: I was walking through an upscale neighborhood with a group, and we were all improbably cheerful, young, good-looking, and diverse, and everything was laugh-out-loud funny. Like in a Pepsi commercial. I explained non-Euclidean geometry to them, and then began defining some of HP Lovecraft’s favorite words, like tenebrous […]

Realism (not Fatalism) about Firearms

Realism (not Fatalism) about Firearms

Any U.S. crime control policy based around eliminating or curtailing firearms is doomed to failure.  Since we have more guns than people now, whether you like guns, or hate them, America will always be chock full of them.  Once you’ve acknowledged this basic reality, the next question must be: how do we best protect ourselves from bad guys […]