On Saturday, January 15th the small South Pacific island nation of Tonga was hit with a devastating volcanic eruption and ensuing tsunami. The eruption was massive, spewing ash and lava 30 km into the air and causing a giant sonic boom. The sonic boom was heard soon after in nearby…

Ever since the news of Gabby Petito’s disapperance hit national news in mid-September, I have been hooked on following all of the updates. As discovered through the public fighting caught by onlookers to actual police encounters in Utah, Gabby and her boyfriend Brian Laundrie weren’t just some carefree couple traveling…

In the unfortunate reality that is the acceleration of Global Warming, California is burning, once again. It is sad that the state even has to have its own annual “Wildfire Season” but that’s just where things are at and I am just commenting… According to the Los Angeles Times, there…

Being a northerner (born and raised in the Chicago area), I can acually look forward to the discrete seasons that occur because They mean something. Where we are now with late March into April ushering in warmer temperatures and longer days, is always an exciting times. …

I was recently reading a foundational book about the science of energy, Energy by Vaclav Smil — also on Bill Gates’ bestseller list. In it, he talks about all forms of energy and their units of measure, but what struck me were the numbers around the radiant energy that the…

For anyone who has ever seen the movie The Matrix, you might have pondered the question — does the material world actually exist, or are we living inside of a computer game and just perceive that we are real? This question is not just considered by the folks who created…

One of my goals in 2021 is to learn some more cool card games to play, specifically ones that usea standard deck of cards. Playing the game of pitch and blackjack with my uncles and grandpa were always great family experiences that made me appreciate the concept of the 52…

Alexander Mosnick

Alexander Mosnick is an insurance broker at Aon in Chicago. Likes to write about rational thinking.

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