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John Glynn
John Glynn
John Glynn is a psychologist from Ireland.
by | Jul 7, 2019

What, exactly, is the cloud? Where is the cloud? (No, not up there.) In the most simplistic terms possible, cloud computing involves storing and accessing data and programs over the internet instead of a traditional hard drive. In many ways,…

by | Jun 26, 2019

A woke person walks into a bar… Barman: What can I get you? Woke person: I’ll have whatever drink is most favored by minorities. You see, there is absolutely nothing funny about being woke. What does it mean to be…

by | Jun 13, 2019

From an early age, we are taught the importance of respect. Most children, one hopes, are taught to respect their parents, teachers, and elders. They’re also taught to respect traditions, be they familial or cultural. They are taught to respect…

by | May 29, 2019

Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it; so that when Men come to be undeceiv’d, it is too late; the Jest is over, and the Tale has had its Effect. — Jonathan Swift (1710) On Sunday, May 26,…

by | May 28, 2019

Bernie Sanders wears a permanent frown. It’s the kind of face an individual pulls after stepping in canine excrement. Now, the Vermont native has a genuine reason to look unhappy. The self-described Democratic socialist continues to drop in the polls….

by | May 24, 2019

Dan Zadra once wrote, “worry is a misuse of the imagination.” In January of this year, after coming across a particularly worrying piece in the Atlantic, I misused my imagination. Sorry, Mr. Zadra. Titled “Young Trans Children Know Who They Are,”…

by | May 19, 2019

When Hillary Clinton labeled half of Trump supporters a “basket of deplorables,”she committed political hari-kari. Nevertheless, although she articulated it in the worst way possible, Hillary was on to something. Whether or not you support Trump is beside the point….

by | May 18, 2019

In a recent speech in Las Vegas, Pete Buttigieg, the Democratic presidential candidate from South Bend, Indiana, spoke about the dangers posed by “so-called identity politics.” As you are aware, dear reader, identity politics involves people of a particular religion,…

by | May 15, 2019

Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful. — Margaret J. Wheatley In a recent essay published in the New York Times, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes made a compelling case for…

by | May 14, 2019

Emile Durkheim, a French sociologist, famously discussed something called collective effervescence. Durkheim argued that the universal religious dichotomy of sacrilegious and sacred results form the way in which we live of our lives. Unfortunately, most of us spend too many hours performing…

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