Paul’s Perambulations

July 26, 2012

Has women’s lib become women’s chains (comparable to men’s)?

Filed under: Family,Politics,Work — admin @ 6:04 pm

One of the greatest capitalist rip-offs of the second half of the 20th century was to convince women that they would be better off and happier being “liberated” to leave their families and to emulate the meaningless hamster-wheel work life (so falsely glamorized) that their mates “enjoyed.” So now we end up with (more…)

My venture into comparative sensory capability — with tarantulas

Filed under: Education,humor,Work — admin @ 6:00 pm

At one time I was going to do auditory behavioral research with spiders, and chose tarantulas because they were fairly easy to work with (at least you could observe their reflex behavior readily — crouch to an air blast, and they are not web weavers). I would use classical conditioning to check for frequency discrimination associated with an air blast for similar frequencies pairs.  Anyhow, this creepy crawly box arrived while I was on vacation. A graduate assistant was assigned (more…)

Why was Pearl Harbor any surprise?

Filed under: Education,Politics — admin @ 5:51 pm

War with Japan was not a surprise for most Americans. What was a surprise (more…)

Is (was) Paul a survivalist? Yes and No.

Filed under: Family,Peace,Politics — admin @ 5:20 pm

It’s interesting to consider that half a century ago, I had some things somewhat comparable to this rather over-the-top survivalist, stashed in the trunk of my car. I always kept (more…)

Gradualism and/or revolution in climate change? It’s not just about the whales anymore.

Filed under: Education,Politics — admin @ 5:08 pm

Although any individual instance does not establish a trend, the pattern of an increasing number of hot days and weather extremes, along with other climate changes, unfortunately makes the climate-change danger irrefutably clear (except for a few in the pay of the 1%). (more…)

July 6, 2012

Calling all married/established activist couples – where are you?

Filed under: Family,Love,Peace,Politics — admin @ 6:38 pm

Fran and I do many of our social actions together as a couple. We have always done some things separately, but we are often together.  But in my experience we are the only married/established couple present (more…)

July 5, 2012

Whither Occupy?

Filed under: Education,Peace,Politics,Religion — admin @ 6:23 pm

Fran and I attended the Occupy National Gathering that was held in Philadelphia the week of July 4th, 2012. For part of the time we were a Friendly Presence assigned to the parking area (actually, the old grave yard) of the Meeting House at 4th and Arch Streets, where Occupiers congregated and slept at night. We were (more…)

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