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Majoring in the Minors

Covering “agricultural issues” is a pretty random grab bag of loosely-related topics. At present, I’m reading up on issues as varied and interwoven as dairy consumption in India, recent research on intermittent caloric restriction, and African Swine Fever. Two such random topics got me thinking over the weekend about how we, particularly in the developed […]

Does The Atlantic think Buzz Aldrin is crazy?

A Picture’s Worth 1,000 Words: Is Buzz Aldrin Crazy?

Monday morning, I read a very sad story in the Wall Street Journal. Buzz Aldrin’s children are asking a court to make them the former astronaut’s guardian; their father is fighting it https://t.co/nHoyHlKT7B — The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) June 25, 2018 Aldrin, age 88, has lived an incredible life. He flew 66 combat missions in […]

Social Media

How Not To Be A Jerk on the Internet

In the beginning, social media was a good thing. Sites like Facebook allowed netizens to commune with friends and family, absent the bonds of time and space. People could share anecdotes, photos and memories with one another, in some ways recreating the utility of a family or class reunion without the logistical headaches or potential […]