Monday, July 17, 2017

How do we judge people, on what aspect of their life, and what counts for what?

I leave you to judge for yourselves.  Sometimes it's easy, Hitler built great roads. Sometimes it's not so easy. What counts for what?

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-usc-doctor-20170717-htmlstory.html

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Why I think blogging is non productive, fun for us, but ultimately achieves nothing.

I read several blogs, comment on several, though occasionally deleted because it doesn't fit their philosophy or political bent, or just because they don't like me. Here's a sampling of comments from several blogs, no names included.

You are correct, there is enough bad in this world. All of us should be able to look back on days that were wonderful and carefree and enjoy reminiscing and called them good old days.

I like your attitude!!

etc, etc. Find a blog that has differing opinion, one that does not delete them. What then is the point?

Do we do these just to get praise, affirmation, and reason to post more of the same?  Rather like trump, who's still holding election rallies.

I don't have an answer, not even many suggestions or ideas.  One might be to not delete responses you think somehow impugn your ideas. Or even disagree with them.

If what you want is what you have, blogs that have comments that essentially say "Good Job, we agree", then you've found your home.  Me, I'm unsatisfied with it.

The best of our blogs, and I won't mention his name, has few if any comments that disagree. And he is a analytical writer, with a lot of experience. If he can't generate some controversy, what hope do I, a retired medico, have?

I'm asking you out there, bloggers, to let some controversy in. Encourage disagreement. Otherwise at the beginning of your writings say "all disagreements will be deleted".

And there we'll be, trump's america.

Cheers,
Mike

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Rockin' and Rollin'


Woke at 12:30 to feel somebody shaking the bed.  Didn't last very long, maybe 10 seconds. Another milder one a few minutes later.  First one I've ever felt in Montana. 5.8 earthquake centered near Lincoln