Author Archives: rben13

About rben13

I'm a writer/programmer/QA Analyst living near Boston with my beautiful wife, Heather, and our two cats, Aran and Sam.

How Dare You Endorse Trump!

For those of you who are cynically endorsing Donald Trump because you believe doing so will benefit you, somehow — What the hell are you thinking? Donald Trump campaigns, if you can call it that, by blustering about how he, … Continue reading

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Fixing the World

There is a single causal thread that runs through all the serious problems we face today: there are too many people. We have outstripped the ability of our planet to support us. We need to stop having so many babies. … Continue reading

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Climate Change: Another Example of How Mainstream Media Gets It Wrong

Recently, a study of water levels along the Northeast coast of the United States revealed that there has been a dramatic rise of 3-5″ in 2009 to 2010. This sea level rise has already caused some localized flooding even without … Continue reading

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Writer’s Infusion and the Walpole Writers Group

This last Fall, a friend of mine, Sue Zall, talked me into joining a project she’s been putting together. It’s called Writer’s Infusion. She got the idea after joining the writers group I attend, Walpole Writers Group, or WWG. Sue … Continue reading

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How Did We Give Up On Space?

America no longer has a space launch vehicle that can carry astronauts to orbit. Eventually, we hope there will be a commercial program that can do so, but the commercial efforts lately have simply demonstrated what happens when profit is … Continue reading

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