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Frank Talks About Crypto & NFTs

April 1st, 2022 | by msalt

Franks's pretty smart, though he's not big on schooling and doesn't even read that much. But he asks good questions, and somehow after you talk to him for a while you know more than when you started

Ted Lasso is the Empty Boat

April 15th, 2021 | by msalt

Probably the most surprising hit show of the last year is Ted Lasso, a concept that seems ridiculous. A hyper-optimistic [&hellip

Bill Evans combo in Finland, 1970

December 26th, 2020 | by msalt

The great (but troubled, junkie) jazz pianist Bill Evans and his combo — Eddie Gomez and Martin Morrel — played [&hellip

Let’s Be Leonard!

December 9th, 2020 | by msalt

I was listening to a band, live on some upstate New York radio station, and couldn’t shake the idea that [&hellip

Is Daoism Chinese?

March 10th, 2018 | by msalt

Underlying many of the fierce arguments about whether Westerners are appropriating Daoism  is a basic question: is Daoism Chinese? If [&hellip

The Tao of Queen Mary

January 19th, 2018 | by msalt

The Netflix series “The Crown” offers a very interesting bit of applied Daoism, spread across three episodes in Season 1. [&hellip

You Forget Yourself

November 26th, 2017 | by msalt

In the Broadway smash hit “Hamilton,” our hero meets his future wife Eliza Schuyler by first hitting on her sister [&hellip

Bomb-Making Refugees

January 31st, 2017 | by msalt

I’m not a big meme guy, in part because it’s hard for them to get into any reasonable level of [&hellip

Scientific Blinders

July 9th, 2016 | by msalt

A post last year looked at the ways in which even the best scientists — Albert Einstein, for example — [&hellip

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