Morals and the ethic of reciprocity

Yesterday I was thinking about the concept of altruism. Really, I was. Well, first I was thinking about Buddhism in the way the BMSD has described it in her blogs. Particularly I was considering her line yesterday about how she aims to inflict as little suffering as...

The best practical joke ever

One day I’m flipping through Golf Digest, as I’m wont to do, and I see an ad that says: World’s Worst Swing ContestDo you know someone whose golf swing would make a baby cry? That looks like a robot having a seizure? Or maybe it’s you?Send us a...

No one likes a dirty sofa

Imagine if you will a sofa. Beige leather, with a hint of pink. The sofa has two cushions, which of course means there is a seam in the middle. You aren’t a neat freak, or a germaphobe, but a relatively clean sofa is preferable to a nasty one, right? Like, if...