Framing the Dialogue

Blinded Us With Science

Eight Perfect Murders

“Mostly, these days, I just like that the book is there, within easy reach. It’s been five years since she died, but I talk to her more now, in my head, than I did immediately after she died. I talked to her the night I got into bed with Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, told her all about the list, and the visit from Agent Mulvey, and what it felt like to be reading these books again.”

Natural Born Heroes

First off, Christopher McDougall is a natural born storyteller.  Not only does he help you in “Mastering the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance”, but he does it in a highly readable fashion.  His first book that I read made me want to run great distance (I’m not…though I walk further), the second made me want to run great distance with a donkey at my side (I live in the suburbs so that’s not gonna happen), and now I want to be more like a hero (jury’s still out on that one).  I guess what I am saying that his writings inspire.


In Getaway, two known authors; Nelson DeMille (one of my favorites) and Lisa Scottoline combine forces to write a story using their popular characters; John Corey and Bennie Rosato.

Corey is at a remote lake recuperating from injury when he runs into Rosato who is frantic about something she saw while walking in the woods.  It turns out that they are “lake” neighbors and both strong characters.

CNN Schooled By Science

John Coleman, the founder of The Weather Channel, schools this dufus from CNN.  Mr. Coleman jumps on the introduction and calls it what it is…BS…and he is just warming up. Too many commentors accept the premiss. You gotta LOVE MR. COLEMAN!

Some Ice With That Drink?

scienceThis post primarily gets its information from a recent article in the United Kingdom’s Daily Mail.  Unfortunately for Americans real news in generally unavailable from U.S. news sources.

First the scare…

“Only six years ago, the BBC reported that the Arctic would be ice-free in summer by 2013, citing a scientist in the US who claimed this was a ‘conservative’ forecast.”

Then the “science”…

Baby It’s Warm Outside?

 she blinded me with scienceFirst the scare…

“But for the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change. (Applause.) Now, it’s true that no single event makes a trend. But the fact is the 12 hottest years on record have all come in the last 15. Heat waves, droughts, wildfires, floods — all are now more frequent and more intense. We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy, and the most severe drought in decades, and the worst wildfires some states have ever seen were all just a freak coincidence. Or we can choose to believe in the overwhelming judgment of science — and act before it’s too late.”