It's a big world, and somebody should make sense of it! Jim Hull, author of THE VAMPIRE IN FREE FALL, will take you on Adventures of the Mind, pointing out interesting stuff along the way from his unique perspective. Bring your curiosity, an open heart, and ideas of your own to share . . . and be sure to keep your hands and arms inside the ride at all times!

When Someone Says …

April 10, 2014

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When someone says, “To be perfectly frank” … you’re going to hear a whopper. When someone says, “Trust me” … check your wallet. When someone says, “I know what I’m doing” … he doesn’t. When someone says, “You’re being selfish!” … they want your stuff. When someone says, “Everybody knows that!” … they don’t. When someone […]

Posted in: Humor, Society & Culture

Bad Puns

April 3, 2014

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Okay, so I was reading yet another email filled with silly puns: 1. ARBITRATOR: A cook that leaves Arby’s to work at McDonalds. 2. AVOIDABLE: What a bullfighter tries to do. 3. BERNADETTE: The act of torching a mortgage. 4. BURGLARIZE: What a crook sees with. 5. CONTROL: A short, ugly inmate. You get the idea. […]

Posted in: Humor

Why the Left Always Wins

March 27, 2014

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Ever notice that, in the long run, liberals win almost all the political arguments? Sure, the Right sometimes pushes back against, say, Affirmative Action, or wins passage here and there of a law banning abortion or gay marriage or some new recreational drug. But over the past century the Left has, eventually, won every major […]

This Is Your Brain on Crazy

March 20, 2014

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I have a notion that nearly everyone is crazy. But we’re all crazy in similar ways, so it looks normal to us and we think we’re fine. Sleeplessness, depression, addictions, custody battles, hating the boss, resenting the neighbors, angry political standoffs — all this is routine, isn’t it? We’re just behaving normally. Right? What drives […]

Science, Philosophy, and Woo-Woo — Part 2

March 13, 2014

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There’s no theology in science! There can’t be. Science is about finding the truth as it is, not as we wish it to be. Science is not about faith; it’s about facts. It’s the most powerful, objective, clear-headed means of discerning the facts that humans have yet invented.  Scientists are rightly proud of their achievements, […]

Where Do the Oxen Go? — a short story

March 6, 2014

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Once upon a time, a very long time ago, a chieftain walked along a shoreline and came upon a young man from his village. The young man, stick in hand, was scratching pictures into the sand. The chieftain asked, “What are you drawing?” The young man replied, “I’m inventing a new form of moving things […]

Science, Philosophy, and Woo-Woo — Part 1

February 27, 2014

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Recently an online blogger wondered whether atheists could believe in spiritual things. (You know: ghosts, reincarnation, ESP.) I posted a reply: 1. Buddhists are spiritual but don’t believe in a deity that runs everything. 2. Scientists believe in a physical universe that exists separately from awareness, yet they can’t prove such an assertion, for the […]

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