- Hawley Bennett-Awad Makes Amazing Save at Rebecca Farm: Now that’s a recovery!
- NFL players: height & weight over time: Wow.
- How Modeling the Value of Your Time with a Single Number Can Simplify Decisions: Here’s how to learn to stop wasting your time for pennies earned or saved.
- How to work with “stupid” people: Jason Crawford has some really excellent suggestions here… because you’re probably not all that.
- 10 Creative Rituals You Should Steal: Some of these are new to me… and good ideas!
- Why Is It Hard to Make Friends Over 30?: This was better than I expected.
- Honesty: Honesty is not an excuse for being an ass.
- Snake deserves an Oscar for acting dead: He’s trying a bit too hard, methinks.
- Why You Should Never Drunk Text A Doctor Who Fan: EPIC.
- A Letter from the Breeder to the Rehomer: There’s some really great myth-busting about off-track thoroughbreds here.
- Coloring Book For Grown-Ups: Not for Pollyanna!
- 15 May: Flawed Quality by Paul Hsieh
- 14 May: RebelMD: “The Voice of Hippocratic Medicine in America” by Paul Hsieh
- 12 May: Online Firms Bring Concierge Medicine to the Middle Class by Paul Hsieh
- 18 May: The Illegitimacy of Pope Francis’s “Legitimate Redistribution” of Wealth by Natalie Ogle
- 17 May: Summer Issue of The Objective Standard by TOS Admin
- 16 May: How to Attack Common Core—and How Not to by Ari Armstrong
- 16 May: Common Core’s Nonsensical Math Problems Undermine Students’ Confidence by Ari Armstrong
- 16 May: WHO Wants Global Restrictions on Alcohol; Unsurprisingly, Offers No Justification by Ari Armstrong
- 15 May: 12 Years a Slave and Those Who Should Endure It by Ari Armstrong
- 14 May: Environmentalists: Peak Oil and No Peak Oil, Equally Bad by Ari Armstrong
- 13 May: The Jihadist War Behind the Kidnapping of Nigerian Schoolgirls—and the Westerners Behind It by Ari Armstrong
- 12 May: Richard Salsman’s Plan to Immediately End Social Security by Ari Armstrong
- 17 May: Philosophy Weekend: News from Philosophy in Action by Diana Hsieh
- 17 May: The Paleo Rodeo #214 by Diana Hsieh
As you might have been able to tell from my lack of blogging, I’ve been a bit busy here in Aiken. Mostly, I’m on my feet from sunrise to sunset — riding horses, mucking stalls, feeding horses, moving horses, stacking hay, and so on. Then we often have lesson video to review in the evenings. (That’s very helpful, but also time-consuming.) Also, Aiken was hit hard by the ice storm last week. We were covered in an inch of ice, and our power and water were out for 4 days. (It was a god-awful mess!) Anyway, I don’t think I’ll be able to resume regular blogging until after SnowCon 2014 in mid-March.
Anyway, here’s a bit of video of me jumping Lila and Maria that I meant to post eons ago, but I’ve just not found the time until now. These were lessons from early this month — February 8th. These few fences were the culmination of a lesson’s worth of work at getting the proper canter into a fence. Watching them again just now, I can see that I need to do even more to get Lila into a collected canter, and I think we’re doing significantly better now. Still, this quiet balance over fences was a huge achievement a mere 10 days ago!
I’ll try to post more video, and perhaps some pictures from the ice storm, soon. Overall, I’m a bit worn out — particularly after yesterday’s lesson with Eric over cross-country fences. However, I’m learning and progressing like crazy, and I can’t wait to see what the next two weeks will bring!
Love and Cuddles from Aiken,
- 18 Jul: Doctors Bailing Out by Paul Hsieh
- 17 Jul: Adalja on The Right to Terminate One’s Life by Paul Hsieh
- 16 Jul: Catron on Smoker Penalty Snafu by Paul Hsieh
- 16 Jul: Today’s Feminist Movement: Philosophy in Action Podcast by Diana Hsieh
- 21 Jul: France Forbids Shale Gas Exploration, Will “Prosper” Accordingly by David Biederman
- 20 Jul: Neil Armstrong Demonstrated Man at His Best by Robert Begley
- 20 Jul: What the Poor Owe the Rich by TOS Admin
- 19 Jul: TOS Now Uses MailChimp by TOS Admin
- 19 Jul: Fine for Scorning Italy Illustrates that Scorn is Warranted by Bruno Turner Oggioni
- 18 Jul: Texas Anti-Abortion Bill Abnegates Rights by Ari Armstrong
- 17 Jul: Jonathan Hoenig and The Objective Standard—Lawbreakers No More by Ari Armstrong
- 16 Jul: Contra Robert Reich, Some Firefighters Are Rationally Selfish by Joseph Kellard
- 15 Jul: Pat Robertson: “The Bible Didn’t Talk About Civil Rights” by Natalie Ogle
- 20 Jul: Philosophy Weekend: News from Philosophy in Action by Diana Hsieh
- 19 Jul: The Paleo Rodeo #171 by Diana Hsieh
- 17 Jul: One Solution to the Problem with Self-Control by Diana Hsieh
Forbes has just published my latest OpEd, “4 Questions To Ask During The Upcoming ObamaCare Public Relations Blitz“.
Here is the opening:
The battle over ObamaCare will reignite soon, and the next front will be the war for public opinion. The American public remains deeply skeptical of the new law. Many Americans say they will not sign up for insurance in the new “exchanges” scheduled to open October 1, 2013. As a result, the Obama administration is preparing a high-profile public relations blitz to again sell the law to the public.
Here are 4 talking points ObamaCare advocates will attempt to promote — and 4 questions Americans should ask in response…
I cover 4 topics, including:
1) “Free” benefits
Plus there’s a 5th bonus question at the end!
For more details, read the full text of “4 Questions To Ask During The Upcoming ObamaCare Public Relations Blitz“.
- 12 October 2012: Proposed Limits in NY State by Paul Hsieh
- 11 October 2012: UK Patient Abuse by Paul Hsieh
- 10 October 2012: Reynolds On The Price of “Free” Health Care by Paul Hsieh
- 9 October 2012: Adalja on Repealing EMTALA by Paul Hsieh
- 9 October 2012: Quick Links: Exodus, Kryptonite by Paul Hsieh
- 10 October 2012: Politics Corrupts Money by Diana Hsieh
- 15 October 2012: Why Forcibly Limiting Campaign Spending is Censorship—And Why it Matters by Ari Armstrong
- 12 October 2012: A TOS Flier for Distribution at Atlas Shrugged II by TOS Admin
- 12 October 2012: Laughing Joe’s Egalitarian Aim by Ari Armstrong
- 11 October 2012: Craig Biddle on Common Mistakes about Ethics by TOS Admin
- 10 October 2012: Latest Islamist Attacks and U.S. Appeasement by Ari Armstrong
- 9 October 2012: Mistakes People Make in Thinking about Ethics by Craig Biddle
- 13 October 2012: Philosophy Weekend: Philosophy in Action Radio Preview by Diana Hsieh
- 12 October 2012: The Paleo Rodeo #131 by Diana Hsieh
- 6 July 2012: Quick Links: Medicaid, Privacy, UK by Paul Hsieh
- 5 July 2012: Hsieh Forbes OpEd: Is President Obama’s Prostate Gland More Important Than Yours? by Paul Hsieh
- 5 July 2012: Stossel: Obama’s SCOTUS Victory Speech Translated by Paul Hsieh
- 4 July 2012: Happy Independence Day! by Paul Hsieh
- 3 July 2012: List of ObamaCare Taxes by Paul Hsieh
- 2 July 2012: More Doctors’ Reaction To SCOTUS by Paul Hsieh
- 5 July 2012: Gessler: Our Campaign Finance Laws Are “Screwed Up” by Diana Hsieh
- 4 July 2012: Fighting Back Against Colorado’s Campaign Finance Laws by Diana Hsieh
This week on Mother of Exiles:
- 4 July 2012: Weekly Quote by Kelly McNulty Valenzuela
- 7 July 2012: Education Tax Credits Are Not Government Subsidies by Michael A. LaFerrara
- 6 July 2012: China’s One-Child Policy Illustrates Rights-Violating Horror of Collectivism by Ari Armstrong
- 4 July 2012: What to Celebrate on Independence Day by Ari Armstrong
- 2 July 2012: Prometheus and the Black Goo of Altruism by Ari Armstrong
- 8 July 2012: Hsieh Forbes OpEd: Is President Obama’s Prostate Gland More Important Than Yours? by Paul Hsieh
- 7 July 2012: Philosophy Weekend: Philosophy in Action Radio Preview by Diana Hsieh
- 6 July 2012: The Paleo Rodeo #118 by Diana Hsieh
- 5 July 2012: tinga de pollo y chorizo by Julie
- 24 June 2012: Hsieh Forbes OpEd: The Nanny State and Universal Health Care by Paul Hsieh
- 23 June 2012: Philosophy Weekend: Philosophy in Action Radio Preview by Diana Hsieh
- 22 June 2012: The Paleo Rodeo #116 by Diana Hsieh
- 18 June 2012: Who is Stealing Dad’s Testosterone? by Christian Wernstedt
- 24 June 2012: Palmisano on Upcoming SCOTUS Decision by Paul Hsieh
- 23 June 2012: Wolf: After ObamaCare by Paul Hsieh
- 22 June 2012: Forbes on FDA and Devices by Paul Hsieh
- 21 June 2012: Backdoor Euthanasia in the UK? by Paul Hsieh
- 21 June 2012: Scherz: The Schizophrenia of the AMA by Paul Hsieh
- 21 June 2012: Wolf on Dogs and Government by Paul Hsieh
- 20 June 2012: Saad: Don’t Romanticize Canadian Health Care by Paul Hsieh
- 20 June 2012: Quick Links: Willey, Smith, Kerr, Cannon & Cohen by Paul Hsieh
- 19 June 2012: Hsieh Forbes OpEd: The Nanny State And Universal Health Care by Paul Hsieh
- 18 June 2012: Scherz and English on Health Insurance by Paul Hsieh
- 20 June 2012: Pro-Choice and Surrogacy by Diana Hsieh
- 18 June 2012: Morality without God: Philosophy in Action Podcast by Diana Hsieh
This week on Mother of Exiles:
- 18 June 2012: Image of the Week by Kelly McNulty Valenzuela
- 23 June 2012: Marxist-Inspired Occupy Movement Seeks Freedom—From Reality by Ari Armstrong
- 22 June 2012: Scrap New Teacher Tenure Policy; Erect Wall Between Government and Education by Michael A. LaFerrara
- 21 June 2012: The Indecency of FCC Censorship by Ari Armstrong
- 20 June 2012: Government’s Proper Role Regarding Tuition Rates for “Illegal” Immigrants by Ari Armstrong
- 19 June 2012: Arthur C. Brooks’s Missing Moral Case for Capitalism by Ari Armstrong
- 19 June 2012: Ragnar Danneskjold’s Love by Craig Biddle
Now that I’ve done three call-in shows on BlogTalkRadio, I’ve been reflecting on the differences between working in video versus audio. As a result, I’m wondering whether I should switch my Sunday Webcast to a purely audio stream — perhaps to BlogTalkRadio or perhaps to some other service.
I’m not sure that the video on my Sunday Webcast adds much value, and I do pay for the use of that. Also, I’ve found that I can speak extemporaneously better if I only have to focus on what I’m saying rather than what I’m doing. That’s been a bit of a surprise to me.
However, I wonder if I’m under-valuing the video for my audience. Also, I’m concerned about the quality of the audio stream offered by BlogTalkRadio. (I record the posted podcasts locally, so you can only judge if you’ve listened to the live show.) I might be able to offer a better live audio stream — perhaps while still using the BlogTalkRadio platform. I might offer that better audio stream only to “premium” subscribers, meaning people who contribute, say, $10 or more each month. Everyone else would have to endure BlogTalkTadio.
However, before I make a decision, I’d like to hear from you. So here’s a quick poll.
Please feel free to post any further thoughts in the comments. I’d like to hear from you!