Writing #

Most of these entries link to my Medium publication, but some link to my writing elsewhere. I don’t put my writing behind the Medium paywall because I want it to be accessible to everyone, this means Medium doesn’t pay me to write anything. I you enjoyed my writing, for it helpful, or just want to make my day, please consider supporting my work

 What is value and how should we value things?

Can we tease apart the relationship between money, value, and the underlying physics around what we do? Can we create a precise physical definition to measure value like we have established for the measure of Volts and Amps? Or will money and economics be forever past the realm of hard physics and engineering because the relationships are not defined precisely or consistently enough? Do we even understand what it is that money does well enough to have that discussion?

 Music to Study for #BLM

We’ve sat to down to meditate on possible differences between what we think people need and and their actual needs. Again, come join me. Gather round, let us listen. If it helps, you can go through the stretches in the previous blog post. This is going to be the first in a series of articles that might stretch some of you beyond your comfort zone. If you happen to be a person of color, this is likely to bring up trauma.

 Come, Let's Build a World Together

Please, sit down with me. Gather round and form a circle. If there are too many people, form another circular row behind the first. Leave yourself some space to be comfortable. Get cozy. Yes. You are reading and this is just a gathering in our respective minds. Feel free to include as many or as few people in this gathering as you would like. Center # If you’re comfortable with it, please close your eyes while we do a little settling in.

 Star Trek or US Space Force?

Since this administration unfurled the new official emblem for the Space Force. Many people, including actors from Star Trek, have raised issues with how similar it looks to the Starfleet Command logo. It turns out it’s no accident that this has happened, but not for the reasons you probably think. When Star Trek came on the air in the 60s, there was already a long legacy of the Air Force using similar logos and seals going back to at least 1935. Star Trek has borrowed from real life on numerous occasions, from riffing off the UN for the United Federation of planets in Star Trek The Motion Picture from 1979 to the mirror universe Terran Empire emblem.

 Coronavirus SARS-CoV2: 03/17/2020

COVID-19 symptoms can be distinguished from flu symptoms by one main factor: It does not cause a runny nose. That being said, one can still have a runny nose if one is infected with multiple viruses (Wu et al.). The other give away is developing a dry cough. The other symptoms in order of severity are: Fever, Dry Cough, Fatigue, Sputum production (that’s thick mucus in the lungs), Shortness of breath, Muscle pain/joint pain, Sore Throat, Headache, Chills. Less common symptoms are: Nausea/vomiting, Nasal congestion, Diarrhea. Symptoms typically start with fever then progress to a dry cough.