Tom Fish
Deep dives into geography, technology, politics, and culture
Created 15 Nov 2020
  • Scoring the YIMBYness of the New Montgomery County Council Districts
    16 Dec 2021 • 3 min read
    Montgomery County, Maryland released their new County Council District boundaries, see below. A week ago, I explored the new District 4 through the lens of a single election. That provided some insigh...
  • Powers of the World in 2021
    14 Dec 2021 • 3 min read
    Something that I have been thinking about lately is the Great Powers of the world. The countries that influence other countries. Sometimes the countries being influenced are on the other side of the w...
  • Exploring Montgomery County's New District 4
    10 Dec 2021 • 2 min read
    Montgomery County, Maryland just released their new boundaries for County Council seats. Of special interest is District 4, purple in the map below. This district snakes through Takoma Park, Silver Sp...
  • England Needs Better Administrative Divisions Than Counties
    08 Dec 2021 • 4 min read
    As part of the nebulous “leveling up” of non-London areas of England that is central to Boris Johnson’s Build Back Better plan, Michael Gove, the resident always-a-bridesmaid-never-a-bride of internal...
  • Thoughts on Using the Term "Open Borders"
    03 Dec 2021 • 2 min read
    The United States’s immigration system is messed up. It is estimated that it would take 195 years for someone from India to get an employment-related Green Card if they applied today. Meanwhile, more ...
  • When does Christmastide start?
    01 Dec 2021 • 2 min read
    Happy December 1st. Here in Denmark, this marks the start of the secular season of advent. Today, the countdown devices to Christmas start. My wife and I have an advent calendar for our dog where she ...
  • Happy Thanksgiving!
    25 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are eating foods that you want instead of the foods that you were told as a child you were supposed to eat on the holiday. Today, I spent most of the day in the kitchen ...
  • Thanksgiving Foods are Overrated
    23 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    I dove into this discourse last year and I am going to get into it again: Thanksgiving foods are overrated. Instead, people should eat food that they like on Thanksgiving. This sounds so simple yet we...
  • Danish Local Elections
    19 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    On Tuesday, Danes went to the polls to select their local elected officials. While I do not have any opinion on who should have won and know almost nothing about what the parties stand for, but it mad...
  • One Year of Fish Eye
    16 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    A year ago, I wrote my first post You Don't Miss Google Reader, You Miss College because my friend Steven Buss was getting dragged by graybeards for daring to say that Google Reader was canned because...
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