On Bullshit: Liars and Storytellers

On Bullshit and On Truth I had long visualized the lexicon landscape between The Truth and The Lie as a continuum along which lay a rich and varied vocabulary––deception, denial, camouflage, working truth, baloney, etc––with full equivalents in every language on the...
On Truth: Harry Frankfurt

On Truth: Harry Frankfurt

Why am I doing this? I’ve lied and the shame burns to this day.  Someone I’ve trusted lied to me; the injury heals as slowly as a gunshot wound. I’ve watched a grand deception unfold, its objective the death of millions, and contributed my share to its discovery and...

Codes, Ciphers and Cryptanalysis

Justin A. Day (pseudonym) with  Jan Weeks published The Centerville Code forty-two years too late for me.   It is a 10-13 year-old boy adventure book where the heroes require facility in cryptanalysis––the reading of codes­­.  It is the type of story I read as a...