You Don’t Have All The Time In The World

A few days ago, I learned that a member of my other project, the OBD Wiki, had died. The cause…

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Habitable Exoplanets – Who Else is Out There?

In his groundbreaking Cosmos, now nearly 40 years old, Carl Sagan speculated at length about life beyond the Earth. He…

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Michael Ventris and the Decipherment of Linear B: How an “Amateur” Shocked the World

Many people shrink from fear when it comes to challenging the “experts,” especially in intellectual fields. We’ve previously met Heinrich…

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A Tribute to the Unanimous Mariano Rivera

“Unanimous” is a word that’s hard to come by these days, but this was one of those rare times. For…

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Giancarlo Stanton, Derek Jeter, and the Importance of Ending Well

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard the news over the weekend that blew up the baseball world…

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The Conspiracy of Catiline and The War of Jugurtha: Review

Foreign wars sabotaged by a great country’s own elites. Lusting for gold and blinded by greed, they put their short…

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The Best Game Ever? Ocarina of Time & The Problem of Glory

Even to this day, 1999 was one of the best years of my life. It may sound strange, but one…

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What Does “Make America Great Again” Mean?

The beauty of the “Make America Great Again” slogan is that it’s a call to action (“make”) along with words…

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Fidel Castro: Power, Tyranny, and…Kleos?

This morning I woke up to hear the news that Fidel Castro, the longtime leader of Cuba, had died at…

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Nothing is Impossible to Him Who Will Try

Donald J. Trump will be the 45th President of the United States. The entire world told him that this was…

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