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October 19th, 2021 - 8:43 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Is this really about academic freedom?

I don’t know exactly how to write about this. I previously wrote here about the purpose of a college education (“learn how to think”), and here about whether a professor calling a trans student “Mister” in the classroom is an exercise of academic freedom (no, it’s[...]

October 19th, 2021 - 7:04 pm § in Misc.

Everest north ridge, 2016 (video)

This video depicts the route of the British attempts in the 1930s, from the Tibetan side via the Rongbuk Glacier and North Col, and offers a sense of the challenges those early climbers faced: Cold, wind, thin air, and unforgiving terrain. On this side of the mountain, the rock strata slope downward[...]

October 19th, 2021 - 4:05 pm § in Economics, Environment, Misc.

Weather: What to expect this winter

Read story here. Also expect high heating bills due to soaring natural gas prices (story here). Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

October 19th, 2021 - 12:49 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Will Bannon be prosecuted for contempt of Congress?

The House committee investigating the Capitol riot rejected a request from Steve Bannon’s lawyer to delay a contempt vote for a week to “thoughtfully assess the impact” of sanctioning him for defying a House subpoena, The Hill reported on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. The request appe[...]

October 19th, 2021 - 2:13 am § in Misc.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Matterhorn

Top photo: A gorgeous pastoral view from below. Bottom photo: On top, the summit is a heart-stopping knife-edge ridge with thousands of feet of vertical drop on either side. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

October 19th, 2021 - 12:57 am § in America, Donald Trump, Politics

Republicans: Endlessly dishonest, even about Colin Powell’s death

Colin Powell, storied general and political naïf, died Monday, October 18, 2021. Accolades poured in, but people also remember how he swallowed the George W. Bush administration’s lies about Iraqi WMDs that never existed, which permanently damaged his reputation. And now, in death, he’s[...]