“Call it the Mile-High Miracle: Denver International Airport is the best airport in the U.S. in the first-ever Wall Street Journal U.S. Airport Rankings.”

November 16, 2018


I still think the location of this airport, so far distant from Denver itself, is bizarre.  And the airport was a mess when it first opened.  But I travel to Colorado somewhat frequently nowadays, and don’t really have any complaints . . .

“Fewer than one in 100,000 people have died in combat per year since 2000—one-sixth the rate between 1950 and 2000, and one-fiftieth of that between 1900 and 1950.”

November 15, 2018


“There’s a piece of advice the Chicago Bulls repeat often: No one is going to feel sorry for you in the NBA.”

November 15, 2018


Reminds me of all those times Jerry Sloan would talk about his players “feeling sorry for themselves”.

“[The] introduction of ride-sharing to a city [(e.g., Uber)] is associated with an increase in vehicle-miles travelled, petrol consumption and car registrations—and a 3.5% jump in fatal car accidents. At a national level, this translates into 987 extra deaths a year.”

November 8, 2018


“[Half] of American adults have switched religious denomination at some point…Americans are more likely to change their religion than to change their [political] party.”

October 19, 2018