Public Transit

Plinky asked, “If pub­lic trans­porta­tion were avail­able in your neigh­bor­hood, would you use it?” I do use it! It’s much cheap­er than main­tain­ing a car, when you con­sid­er the cost of insur­ance, gas, upkeep, etc. For those of us who don’t…

Fate

Plinky asked, “Do you believe in fate?” No, I don’t believe in fate at all. Fate implies some over­all pow­er or force in charge of the uni­verse that over­rides free will and human choic­es, and I com­plete­ly reject that notion.  Peo­ple’s…

Kids Today

Plinky said, “Name three advan­tages that kids born these days have over old­er gen­er­a­tions. What about dis­ad­van­tages? 1) The inter­net. I can hard­ly imag­ine what it would have been like to have ready access to so much infor­ma­tion at an…

On the Radio

Plinky asked, “Do you ever lis­ten to the radio any­more?” I only lis­ten to the radio in the car. In fact, I don’t think I’ve got a radio at home any­where. If I do lis­ten, I almost always choose the…

My Favorite Comedian

Plinky asked, “Who’s your favorite come­di­an? Is there any­one you can’t stand?” George Car­lin is the King of Come­di­ans as far as I’m con­cerned. He’s always hilar­i­ous. I love watch­ing old clips and read­ing his books. His death was a huge…

Get Out and Vote!

Plinky asked, “When was the last time you vot­ed in an elec­tion? Will you vote this year?” I vot­ed in a coun­ty ref­er­en­dum regard­ing a one-cent sales tax a few months ago. I vote in every elec­tion, so of course I’ll…

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