A journal of the Plague Year

James Huffman
What you'll wish you'd known a year from now
Created 03 Aug 2021
  • Why Kamala Harris Will Not Become President
    16 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    After Joe Biden was installed in the White House earlier this year, it became a trope for conservatives that America was only days away from Biden resigning and Kamala Harris being installed. Well, it...
  • How To Get And Stay Healthy
    16 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Some people think that their health is a great mystery, a capricious part of life that can come and go quickly. If you have an accident, maybe. Otherwise, no. Your health is a sum total of a whole lot...
  • Who Loves You
    14 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    One of the benefits of getting older is the realization that the people you think are thinking about you or judging you or disapproving of you are not doing those things. As children, we imagine that ...
  • Why Waterfalls Matter
    13 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    I mentioned last week that I would be in the North Carolina mountains a few days, and I'm wrapping that up now. It's been an interesting trip Humanity knows next to nothing about reality. This is an a...
  • Packing Light - Or Not
    08 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    So we're off to the NC mountains for a few days. I may write then. I may not. As the old people used to say when I was a child, "As the Lord leads." Travel, of course, entails packing. I've always pac...
  • How To Sleep When You Can't
    07 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Sometimes I write about Cosmic Things, but not today. Today is about that mundane activity all of us spend one third of our time doing, that is, sleep (Which we've discovered in the last 40 years or s...
  • A Nation Born In A Revolution
    06 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    In America life, we tend to imagine that there was once a time when America was a free, peaceful country, and people got along great. Most of the time when we get this kind of nostalgia, we think or h...
  • It's A Good Time To Get Rid Of Friends
    05 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    I don't want to sound harsh, but this is a good time to get rid of some friends. Because if you're like 90% of the population, you have at least one friend who is no longer talking to you. Maybe a cou...
  • The End of Summer
    04 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    The end of summer brings on a whole wave of emotions. Probably related to childhood and the end of summer bringing the end of summer vacation, we grow wistful of loss, of things not accomplished, of p...
  • How To Time Travel On Amazon
    29 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    I talk a lot about reading because it's important. Because when you don't read, you're stuck forever in an endless loop of the present, when all of your thoughts and ideas and convictions are those th...
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