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!

What Partisans Really Believe

October 23, 2016



POLITICAL PARTISANS: CONSERVATIVE: “Other cultures are wonderful … on that side of the border.” LEFTIST: “I’m broke because … uh … rich people took my money! Yeah, that’s it.” LIBERTARIAN: “Do what you want. Just don’t spill it on my stuff.” SOCIALIST: “Corporations are monopolists! So let’s replace them with a government monopoly.” COMMUNIST: “From […]

Polarization, Part 2: Feeding the Monster

October 2, 2016



When I look at voters, I see human beings at their hysterical, innumerate worst. When I look at politicians, I see mendacious, callous bullies. — Bryan Caplan The United States was founded, among other things, on a principle of basic respect toward our fellow citizens. Yet the political system has devolved to the point where […]

Sound-Bite Quippy

September 25, 2016


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PUBLIC LIFE: Asking the government for solutions, when the government screwed things up in the first place, is like finding out your drinking has damaged your health and then calming yourself with a beer. We set up democracy to make us free, and now there are all these rules. Did I miss something? The government is the Sheriff […]

Is the Universe Made of Numbers?

September 4, 2016


We are not to tell nature what she’s gotta be . . . She’s always got better imagination than we have. — Richard Feynman Ever since the Ancients developed the first principles of mathematics, there’s been a notion that the universe itself is made of numbers. Today it’s an idea more tempting than ever, since […]

Cento Politicus

August 28, 2016


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THE PROBLEM: No matter how civilized we are and how much society has curbed violent behavior, human beings still have the same genes they had 10,000 years ago. Our bodies are designed to have a certain amount of physical stress and violence in them. We’re designed to run from jaguars and fight to defend our […]

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No Stopping Us

July 17, 2016



I have no objection to anyone’s sex life as long as they don’t practice it in the street and frighten the horses. ― Oscar Wilde There’s this problem I have with snacks, especially late in the evening. Part of the problem is that, from a young age, I realized that I didn’t have to let […]

Quippy the Gadfly

July 3, 2016


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Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds. — Henry Adams Politics is a bloodless form of civil war. Political power is wielded, not by people who are good, but by people who are good at obtaining power. Everyone who speaks in public has an ulterior motive — usually […]