Category Archives: Journalism

For Whom the Ironman Tolls

The Wall Street Journal isn’t all business. Long time readers know that nearly every issue (“nearly” because there wasn’t one on Sept 12, 2001, for example) has a Page One article known as the “A-hed” that is whimsical. I’ve been reading … Continue reading

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The Haves and the Have Mores

Make sure you’re sitting down when you read this. Ready? Here goes: In certain unknown corners of the world there is a “money-based caste system” in operation. Crazy, right? I read this in an interesting but somewhat tone-deaf front page … Continue reading

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I ♥ Molvania

You know you’re doing something wrong (or very, very right) if the correction to your story gets thousands more page views than your actual article. So, in case you missed it, The New York Times had one for the ages … Continue reading

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Meeting “Leon”

Have you ever had the chance to meet someone in person whom you’ve watched dozens of times on the screen? Earlier this year I had the pleasure of doing just that – a benefit of being a journalist that sort … Continue reading

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Vox populi

According to an opinion poll, 45% of the American public believes the U.S. should help the Syrian rebels if the government uses chemical weapons against them. Should Assad be quaking in his jackboots? Well, he probably should, but not because … Continue reading

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Asteroids

I got a request from the friend of a friend a couple of weeks ago to write a short freelance piece about, of all things, asteroid mining. Not exactly right up my alley, but he said they wanted to look … Continue reading

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Greater fuels or greater fools? (part 2)

So if your eyes didn’t glaze over reading about neutrinos, hydrinos and doofusinos in my last post, you may be wondering why I think promoters of revolutionary new energy sources may be bullshitters rather than liars. And what’s the difference … Continue reading

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Greater fuels or greater fools? (Part 1)

By now most of you have heard about some astounding new discoveries that may prove Einstein was wrong about a critical assumption – that nothing can exceed the speed of light. Whether or not further experiments corroborate the findings about neutrinos, … Continue reading

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