I know it's fashionable to knock the dumb people who insist on living in deserts, but I'm sitting here in a city that can down to -30 in the winter. Having to rely on the heat making machine in the basement to keep you alive is just as artificial as depending on air conditioning. » 8/28/14 2:07pm Thursday 2:07pm

I've heard a few examples of crazy coming out of NPR, but let's not forget that "left" and "right" as they're used in politics is a pretty nebulous concept, and one that constantly changes. What Americans consider to be the extreme left would be considered conservative in the rest of the civilized world. » 8/19/14 8:02am 8/19/14 8:02am

It has to be Richard Seaton, the hero from E. E. Smith's Skylark series. He tells ancient civilizations, and not only does he create new branches of physics and the technology to take advantage of it, he does it while under fire, and in the time it takes most people to prepare a hot meal. » 8/18/14 3:29pm 8/18/14 3:29pm