Hitchhiker’s bLOG – 2020.10.27

Omission and sim­plification help us to understand — but help us, in many cases, to understand the wrong thing; for our compre­hension may be only of the abbreviator’s neatly formu­lated notions, not of the vast, ramifying reality from which these notions have been so arbitrarily abstracted. Brave New World Revisited – Aldous Huxley (1958) Was […]

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Hitchhiker’s bLOG – 2020.10.13

Can’t We be Better Than This? On 2020.10.02, USA Today ran a headline, “President Donald Trump’s coronavirus infection draws international sympathy and a degree of schadenfreude.” If you are like me, the last word jumps out. So off to the dictionary we go! Schadenfreude – Enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others. Merriam-Webster Disctionary As […]

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