On Viral Attacks by Benevolent Benefactors

On Viral Attacks by Benevolent Benefactors

May 19, 2020 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn:   What catches us by surprise hurts us double. - Seneca   Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty … Continue reading On Viral Attacks by Benevolent Benefactors

Suspicion and Skepticism are Vaccines for Deception

Suspicion and Skepticism are Vaccines for Deception

May 6, 2020 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn:   Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities. ― Voltaire   I once read a definition of psychological depression as a result of anger and fatigue. That seems about right. Personally, I’m sick of COVID-19 dominating the headlines and I definitely have inner … Continue reading Suspicion and Skepticism are Vaccines for Deception

On Quarantines and Trees, Pencils, Technology, Art and Music

On Quarantines and Trees, Pencils, Technology, Art and Music

Due to some sustained winds, I had a large limb of a sizable ash tree blown down. And, in consideration of the Emerald Ash Borer, which is sort of the COVID-19 of ash trees complete with its own federal quarantine regulations, I decided not to save the tree.  Instead, I chose to cut it down … Continue reading On Quarantines and Trees, Pencils, Technology, Art and Music

On Used Cars, Haircuts, and Buyers Beware

On Used Cars, Haircuts, and Buyers Beware

April 20, 2020 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn: In the mid-nineteen-eighties, while contemplating two post-graduate opportunities, I needed to earn some fast cash so I thought I’d give selling cars a try.  Why not?  From a young age I had a love of cars, motorcycles, and airplanes.  And camping. In fact, I’ve traveled through 41 of … Continue reading On Used Cars, Haircuts, and Buyers Beware