Jeffrey Lewis

Articles by Jeffrey Lewis

I'll fly a starship across the Universe divide

And when I reach the other side

I'll find a place to rest my spirit if I can

Perhaps I may become a highwayman again

Or I may simply be a single drop of rain

But I will remain...
The other day, I overheard a conversation among a group of concerned Californians. They were having a debate about how they might be prepared for the next really big earthquake.

Most folks living in the North Ridge area, and where I am...
Institutional confidence is akin to gravity. We know it’s there…and we understand a lot about it - but we haven’t yet been able to explain it adequately enough. At least not enough to quantify its relationship  - or unify gravity with...
Here’s another reader’s original and inspired perspective on the short term effects of consumer price inflation and how it differs from the inflation in speculative finance. This latter type of inflation will ultimately break the system...
Recently, I walked by our local Radio Shack. Strangely, my heart skipped a beat when I saw the generic clearance signs and the emptiness just beyond the glare and my reflection in the storefront glass.

It was bizarre to see this fixture...
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours

Like a fool I went and stayed too long

Now I’m wondering if your love’s still strong

Oo baby, here I am,

Signed, sealed delivered, I’m yours

Then that time I went and said goodbye

Now I...
The day is coming when a single carrot freshly observed will set off a revolution.
-Paul Cezanne

I’m on a group email list, an old fashioned list-service of mainly technology and science geeks.

While there are lots of witty,...
“….I thought sympathetically of nature’s having to make all those myriad frustrated decisions each time she made a bubble. I didn’t see how she managed to formulate the wake of every ship while managing the rest of the universe if she had...
One of my patients runs a travel section for one of the oil industry majors located in the San Francisco Bay Area. She was complaining about her vision while traveling on the plane. She contemplated that since she doesn’t fly...
“It is perfectly obvious that the whole world is going to hell. The only possible chance that it might not is that we do not attempt to prevent it from doing so.”
-Robert Oppenheimer  

Recently, I was saddened to learn that my...

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