Tame Bear on November 13th, 2016

I keep hearing the same simple narrative about why a Trump president is good for the economy. It goes like this. Trump will open up oil exploration by cutting regulations. He will let us to drill, frack, and dig where we please to get the economy going again. He will approve the Keystone pipeline, yada yada. Wrong answer. […]

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Tame Bear on March 20th, 2012

It may feel strange to you if you’ve never contemplated this before (as perhaps you have not), but let’s accept for the moment that if you wish to live entirely and exclusively in the NOW, you would give up entirely any earnest memory or recollection of the past and even the vaguest imaginations of the […]

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Tame Bear on December 14th, 2011

Making wine and laying it aside for the future expresses an essential faith and hope in the future. This week Treesh and I racked and bottled our latest batch — thirty bottles of clear red wine made from grapes we grew in our backyard. (With this batch, we finally nailed a long-standing haze/cloudiness problem, thus […]

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Tame Bear on April 17th, 2011

This is a very exciting time in the life of Tame Bear. You’ll see why when you watch this video. (Watch it full-screen if you can. And if you love it, click the “Favorite” link.) I’d like to thank my family for making this day possible: Thanks Mama Bear, Papa Bear, and Sister Bear and […]

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Tame Bear on March 26th, 2011

Few know it now, but we stand at the leading edge of one of the greatest cultural and spiritual renaissances the world has ever known. We have emerged from the greatest financial calamity our country has seen in nearly a hundred years. We appear to be as divisive as ever — some would say more […]

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Tame Bear on March 23rd, 2011

Surely 9.8 million tweets can’t be wrong. Computer scientists analyzed millions of tweets from 2008, characterizing trends in “mood dimensions” with evocative  names such as “Calm,” “Alert,” “Vital,” “Sure,” “Kind,” and “Happy.” The researchers found that the “Calm” index tracked well with the ups and downs of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, while preceding them […]

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Tame Bear on January 20th, 2011

An article this week in U.S. News titled “Why You Might Be Better Off Than You Think,” gives us plenty to be grateful for. In many ways that are easy to assess, American Life is still improving despite that dark cloud of the recent Great Recession we now see in our rear-view mirror. Here are […]

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Tame Bear on November 9th, 2010

In a remarkably well-articulated story by Huffington Post blogger Robert Lanza, we are given a tour of recent research and contemporary thought into the nature of time. From the paradox of motion passing through many moments of time (like individual frames in a movie); Heisenberg’s inevitable uncertainties as to location and direction of moving objects; to the […]

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Saw the new summer movie (sure to be a blockbuster) “Inception” this evening at our local Linway Plaza theater. It was amazing — a movie about dreaming, that leaves you wondering what is real, and what is dream. I don’t think it’s a spoiler to say that one of the most original ideas in this […]

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Tame Bear on April 19th, 2010

As an avid technology watcher, The Bear tracks a number of trends on the World Wide Web, observing how new services come into common usage and are integrated into our daily lives. One hot rising trend in recent years is “social networking,” exemplified by services such as MySpace, Orkut, LinkedIn, Facebook, Bebo, Twitter, and Google […]

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