I’m very happy to announce my newly established business, J & B Publishing. Co-founder Jamal Barbari and I have just released our first book, Joshua and the Chosen People. We have a lot of cool projects ongoing, exciting artists already onboard and opportunities for new writers, all of which you can peruse at jandbpublish.com. If […]

It’s best to be religious for two reasons. First, religion by its very nature gives us something greater than ourselves to live meaningfully in service of, an alternative to moral relativism and other forms of nihilism. Secondly, and perhaps even more important, being religious in any intelligent sense logically necessitates ambiguity tolerance or, more prosaically, […]

Sing, oh Muse, of the man of many ghetto-fabulous devices, who wandered LAX of the land of California and Incheon of the land of Korea, doing so after sacking the shops and wineries of the famous Citadel of Oregon, taking with him many treasures and presents. Many were the security offices he saw and varied […]

Presented at the 2022 World Education Research Association, San Diego Abstract: This paper seeks to explain the mathematical and logical limits to policy modeling. In particular, it is suggested that mathematically vigorous, predictive models of social behavior and policy implementation are highly susceptible to unintended consequences, serious evaluation problems and policy failure. The fundamental logical […]

The trolley problem is a classic experiment in ethics. The scenario is like this: You can choose the path of an out of control trolley as it careens at a group of innocent people. You can do nothing and allow the train to hit the group OR you can change the tracks and intentionally murder […]

The deepest foundation of my critique of totalitarian succor – yes, succor – is the simple fact that, of the people I grew up around, the most impressive, self-possessed and contented were almost all born in the United States before 1930. As a consequence, each of them lived through the Great Depression. The males were […]

Hey guys, These are some ideas for the name of a publishing company. Please let me know which you prefer. Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it.

There were several places in the new Black Widow movie where the director intended to shock us. There’s a missile strike out of nowhere and a main heroic character attempting to murder a child. However, the moment that shocked me the most is the scene where Black Widow mocks a male character for failing to […]

I was reading Bertrand Russell’s “History of Western Philosophy” and got to his analysis of Socrates. Russell has a number of amusing insights into the man, but my favorite is this idea that Socrates’ primary value was as perhaps the first systematic philosopher of bullshit-detection. The Socratic Method, though of limited use in formal, mathematical […]

Have you ever broken up amicably with a romantic partner? Have you ever seen that person go on to find happiness with someone else? Have you ever felt equally happy for them, a little jealous and undeniably sad to know they’re gone forever? That’s kind of how I feel about wrapping up my third novel, […]