To tax or not to tax

TweetShareSharePresident Obama’s remarks on fiscal policy today put forth a few numbers worth committing to memory before the forthcoming, protracted budget debates: “So here’s the truth.  Around two-thirds of our budget —...

What’s a watt? Get on a bike.

TweetShareShareI checked the output of our rooftop solar panels just now, at 11:28 a.m. On a sunny, brisk Denver day (briskness doesn’t affect solar output), our 13 east-facing 220-watt panels were cranking out 2,476 watts, according to the...

A bit about the independence movement

TweetShareShareJ.B. Opdyke, a teammate on the Michigan soccer team 20+ years ago, recently sent me a book he edited, called Talk/Talk. It is, as I mentioned in a review, “a compilation of talking heads talking about the talk of talking...