Category Archives: Modern life-as-we-know-it

Pope: It’s a sin to spread fake news

mte1oda0otcymdmzntqxnjq1In an interview with a Belgian newspaper, Pope Francis said:

“I think the media have to be very clear, very transparent, and not fall into — no offense intended — the sickness of coprophilia, that is, always wanting to cover scandals, covering nasty things, even if they are true.”

Here’s more on coprophilia.

Gotta say it: With the introduction of that word, I kind of wonder if this whole thing isn’t fake.

Want to root out fake news?

screenshot-2016-11-16-22-28-58Here’s a start. To read more, go here. Or, in more detail, here.


screenshot-2016-11-12-16-51-21So here’s a trend: If you don’t agree with the politics behind a product, boycott that product, as people are doing for Ivanka Trump’s line of clothing.

How you spend your money is on you, but here’s a list of suggestions.

I leave it to you to figure out your Thanksgiving shopping schedule

hqdefaultBut stalwart JC Penney has announced they’ll open on the actual day — Thanksgiving — joining a list of other companies that intend to unleash the hounds of consumerism before the turkey gets digested.

Some beautiful (and empty) buildings await your vision

3744464695_79d2733b39_zCityLab shares this, “Pretty Vacants: The Coolest Empty Buildings in America.” Haven’t you ever thought of that? In a drive past an abandoned building, what could be there?

The closest on this list to me is in Providence, the Superman Building (where summer tours were heavily attended), but Connecticut — particularly the state’s cities — has some wonderful examples of what-could-bes.


Why haters hate

kierkegaardKierkegaard has an explanation for bullies and trolls, and he had it in 1847.