On Traffic Cones (part 2)

[Note: As promised, the second, speculative half of the discussion. Apologies for the delay of several weeks.] Their presence has long been regarded as both a sign of danger and a promise of care. They roam freely across the continent, unhindered and unconcerned by petty national borders and conflicts, instinctively desiring only to assist their …

On Traffic Cones (part 1)

[Note: This is an article with a scientific/sociological perspective. Next week I'll post a comparative perspective from the speculative/metaphysical crowd.] This week marks the beginning of Cone Season; that is, the three-week span every summer where the entire northeastern region of the continent is inundated by rubbery traffic cones of every color and sort. Though …

Rabbits

There are two rabbits in the yard, and the yard is small to begin with. The yard is next to a road and the road is a normal road in the city, which is also normal. The two rabbits are munching happily on the grass. The sun is shining and the grass is green and …

Unicorn Facts

It is common knowledge that “the Unicorn is a mythical beast” (see the writings of James Thurber). However, sometimes in life we are confronted by something that contradicts everything we know, and we must reevaluate what we believe in light of what we observe. Here is a list of fast facts derived from one such …