The Human Condition

How Did Things Ever Get This Far?

Virtually everybody is familiar with the scene that depicts the meeting of the heads of the “five families” in the classic movie The Godfather. Taking...

Airline Travel

Modern Day Fear of Flying

In addressing her fear of flying in a recent Wall Street Journal article, author Eugenia Cheng did a good job of applying her mathematics skills...

Political Demonstrations

Yearning for the Sounds of Silence

During the run up to the presidential election, many of us echoed the refrain: “we’ll be glad when it’s over”. But it’s not over, not really....

Science and humanities, happy together!

As Pope Francis (kind of) said in Mexico, we need to build bridges instead of walls. So too with STEM (since, technology, engineering and math) majors...

“Respected” Sports Bettor? Excuse me?

Still trying to catch up from vacation, and wanted to comment on the Phil Mickelson insider trading investigation (he has not been charged). One of the...