Experts, Public Policy and Private Choices

Covid-19 has mentally exhausted us.  One of the reasons this is so is because it has highlighted the difficulty in how we regard experts. Obviously, we would be very wise to listen to experts when they speak from their fields of expertise. For instance, medical doctors are not merely self-proclaimed experts nor is their expertise something …

Angels

I must say, I’ve never seen an ethereal creature with visible wings. And while I’ve heard some wonderful singing voices, I have never heard a concert by a heavenly host. But I have met a few angels.  The first time I knew I met an angel was when I lay paralyzed in my hospital bed …

Nickels

  “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”  ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring     The above line is from Gandalf of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.  I know he’s a fictional character but Gandalf always seemed like a pretty …