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!

A Student Speaks Truth to Power — a short story

July 23, 2015

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“Okay, last week we had a test with an extra-credit question at the end.” The professor stood at the base of the lecture hall and gazed up at the rows of students seated above him. “Let’s take a look at that question one more time.” He poked at an electronic tablet; the wall behind him […]

Don’t Meet Your Heroes

July 16, 2015

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Bob Hope: popular and courageous entertainer / tendency to flirt while married Max Baer Jr: TV’s beloved Jethro / sparring partner to girlfriends Paul Reubens: Pee-Wee to millions / found with his pee-wee out Mel Gibson: award-winning actor-producer / minor disagreement with Jews Michael Jackson: the Fred Astaire of pop music / odd hobby as baby sitter Bill […]

Quippy Strikes Again

July 9, 2015

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Misplaced honesty “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” ― Mark Twain Fire hurts, so we keep our hands away; the truth hurts, so we keep our minds away. When you catch someone in a lie, they don’t reform — they trim their tells. The purpose of journalism is to uncover truth, […]

The Left Is Winning All the Battles

July 2, 2015

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Have you noticed what a thrilling year it’s been for the Left? They’ve won just about every political argument. Gays can now marry, nationwide. People can be shamed for owning a Confederate flag. Trans fats are to be phased out of all food products. Landlords can be sued for unintentional discrimination. A socialist has polled […]

The Scientists’ Superstition

June 25, 2015

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Mind and matter alike, I should say, are only convenient symbols in discourse, not actually existing things. — Bertrand Russell (Let’s take a jump down the rabbit hole. I promise I’ll have you back on the surface in just a few minutes. Until then, enjoy a short intellectual adventure.) Years ago, a magazine printed a […]

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The Dark Side of Righteousness

June 17, 2015

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Be careful when you fight the monsters, lest you become one. — Friedrich Nietzsche Most of us want to be good people. And most around the world share similar ideas about moral behavior: no stealing, no hitting, work hard, respect the family, help the unfortunate. But there’s a dark side to moral behavior, a side that […]

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It’s a Crazy World

June 11, 2015

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We never expected… …that the Arab Spring would make people worse off. …that a pope would resign … and an Argentine replace him. …that Chinese Communists would choose the next religious leader of Tibet. …that Saudi Arabia would “Rock the Casbah” by bombing its own ally. …that Irish law would force Catholic bakers to prepare […]

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