Best Practices: On Marking Books

By Sheldon “A virgin book bears no offspring.” — Hasidic Proverb Continuing a theme I’ve been on for a while, which is a retro journey through the wonders of dead-tree format information storage. Allow me this one indulgence from that … Continue reading

Timothy Snyder’s “On Tyranny”

By Sheldon I just finished reading¬†On Tyranny. Twenty Lessons From the Twentieth Century by Yale historian Timothy Snyder. It is a very important book that everyone who harbors anxiety about the future of the United States should read, and read … Continue reading

Making a Source Deck

By Sheldon The world of intelligence and intelligence analysis is very different from that of the usual scholar or knowledge worker, with the possible exception of the investigative journalist. The difference is that the intel professional has to work with … Continue reading

Reflections on Higher Education, ‘Safe Spaces’, and Fear

By Sheldon A cluster of articles on higher education has prompted some reflections on higher ed in America, where it’s going, where it’s been, and what may become of it. The first is from May of last year, a piece … Continue reading

Reflections at the Conclusion of an Old Testament Podcast

By Sheldon Greaves Some of you may know that I have been producing a podcast called “Discovering the Old Testament” over at another of my websites, lafkospress.com. The podcast is also available on iTunes and various other podcast sites. It … Continue reading

Tried and True Media Bias Detector

For many years I have been an enthusiastic collector of files off the web, saving them on my local machines. My reason for saving them is simple: web sites go away. Content gets lost. Better to keep your own private … Continue reading

The Takedown of Sony Entertainment and it’s Implications

On November 24th, Sony Pictures Entertainment had their cybernetic head handed to them by a shadowy group known only as “Guardians of Peace.” This past year has seen numerous attacks on various major companies, with embarrassing data breaches resulting in … Continue reading