Author - Tim Patrick

Chocolate is Safe from Killer Robots

A New Year's Day headline in the UK's Independent newspaper proclaimed, "Chocolate is on track to go extinct in 40 years." That's right cocoa lovers, your ability to curl up with a tub of Rocky Road or a bar of 72%...

Healthcare is Not That Special

Perhaps you see things differently, but I like being healthy. When I get sick, sick enough to exhaust my own understanding of medical science, I am glad that I can consult with a doctor or other healthcare provider and...

That Time I Agreed with Bernie Sanders

Last week, I found myself in complete agreement with Senator Bernie Sanders. As a political conservative, it left me with a sense of unease and disquiet. And yet, I couldn't deny that what he said was correct and...

We are All Confused about Race

I grew up after passage of the Civil Rights Act, in an era when (we thought) the immoral behavior of the Jim Crow era had been pushed aside. Good Times and The Jeffersons were popular sitcoms on TV. I was too young to...