Pandemic, People, Purity, Paranoia

I think what twists us up the most about COVID-19 is that we have to assume everybody else has COVID-19 until they prove that they have COVID-19. That’s a hyper-paranoid way to walk through life. It really is. It’s like saying, “you have to assume everybody else is the secret police until they prove that […]

Flow Go

Europe has different things by custom and design. Let’s take the most basic of essentials — toilet paper. In Europe, the sheets are rectangular. Ours are square. It’s an odd thing to notice. Two of their sheets is three of ours. So for smaller tasks with a single sheet, you can actually do more with […]

Ill Thrift

When I was in college in that tiny little town in southwest Arkansas, I would sometimes get sick and go see a doctor. One of the few that I could afford was this guy in a small clinic on the other side of town. At the end of the session, he’d check off a preprinted […]