I'm fascinated with the arguments about transgender people engaging in athletics. Renée Richards, an ophthalmologist and professional male tennis player, underwent male-to-female sex reassignment and competed as a woman in the 1976 US open. This caused a furor at the
There's relevant change and irrelevant change when you're trying to solve a problem. Relevant change occurs at or before the time the problem began. Irrelevant change begins after the problem began (it's irrelevant because the problem precedes it). The electrician told
I’m writing this on March 3 (yesterday as you read this), my 73rd birthday. I’ve led a life that I would never have imagined, never studied for, never majored in. What I have focused on is experimentation, innovation, education, and fearlessness.
We've just returned from Turks and Caicos, where we've never gone before. Everyone we know who's gone has raved about it. But we're healthy skeptics. We had heard great things about Nevis and went there a year ago and would
About 5,000 years ago: According to various sources, about a fifth of the Earth, excluding the poles, had been transformed somehow by humans. This degree of land use would have been sufficient to warm the local climate. Animals that lived
We’re in an age where stupid acts and utterings from 50 years ago can serve as proof that we're incompetent and of too poor a character today to serve in our current position, all other evidence to the contrary notwithstanding.
The origins of the phrase “get a life” go back perhaps 40 years or so. As I interpret the taunt, it suggests that someone is zealously focused on relatively trivial matters and needs to reorient to the more important aspects
So now Notre Dame has bowed to the forces of political correctness and covered beautiful murals of Columbus (bringing Christianity to the New World) because of pressure from a minority demanding that presentism supercede history. I have only this to say: We
Why are we here? Are we here to play games, to engage in tribal warfare, to cheat each other, to argue about immigration, to call others names who don't conform to our views on climate, to label people as "red"
In the footsteps of Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, and Billy Crystal, no one is willing today to accept the job of emceeing the Oscars. What was once a huge visibility, highly sought position is now a position wrought with danger.