Paris, ISIL, Evil, Law Enforcement, and War

We stand with Paris. Like everyone else, I was appalled and saddened by the recent attacks in Paris.*  One of the strange things about modern life is that the news media intimately acquaints us with vivid images of atrocities and suffering even as their geographical distance makes it nearly impossible for us to do anything … Continue reading Paris, ISIL, Evil, Law Enforcement, and War

Thoughts on the Boston Marathon Bombing

Like most of you, I was shocked by the news of the Boston Marathon bombing.  I was glued to Twitter and Google News, checking every five minutes, waiting for each additional bit of news. Now that nearly 24 hours has passed, I have some thoughts I’d like to share.  Unlike most of my writing, this … Continue reading Thoughts on the Boston Marathon Bombing

Don’t Be Evil = Don’t Inconvenience Me

Google took a lot of ribbing for adopting the “Don’t be evil” motto. But with the recent revelation that Google has been working with Verizon to undermine Net Neutrality, many feel that Google has crossed the Moral Event Horizon into outright villainy. I’m not smart enough to weigh in on the Net Neutrality debate. But … Continue reading Don’t Be Evil = Don’t Inconvenience Me