Stephen Hawkins Never Worked For My State Government

4 years ago
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wolf portrait"The government solution to a problem is usually as bad ver as the problem" -- Milton Friedman

I read an article in Scientific American regarding Stephen Hawkins retraction (or redefinition) of black holes.  Instead of an "event horizon" (I love that phrase), the correct understanding is an "apparent horizon."  If you have an interest in space, please check out the article.

Nonetheless, I believe Mr. Hawkins would embrace the concept of black holes (as we used to think of them) had he ever been consigned to a job with the State.  There are black holes.  The minute one finds oneself in the event horizon, s/he can expect to be shrunken into a mere molecule of oneself.  It's bleak, folks.  

In my current job search, everyone involved simply can not clear the "State Option" from their minds.  I have explained to them time and time again that I should never ever ever work for the State again.  A psychiatric hospital couldn't be far behind.  

I'm spending my time more profitably.  I read serious/not serious literature.  I exercise an hour a day 5 days a week.  I volunteer for two literacy n0n-profits.  I attempt to keep up with my journal--my blog.  I may be coming alive again, the molecules spinning together again, becoming whole.

Still pondering the slide into my final phase of life.  More to come....

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