Imponderables!

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What a long, strange several months it's been, and I want to apologize right up front about not posting here for so long. But, as most of you are aware, I was spending a lot of time trying to assist Rob Reiner's campaign to be California's Education Secretary. Day and night I criss-crossed the state, attending appearances and giving speeches on his behalf. I was never involved with the day-to-day management of the campaign however, and I had no involvement with the finances. So, it was a complete surprise about what happened, and I certainly had no idea he'd be forced to withdraw from the race at the last moment. And, once again: I had no involvement whatsoever with the financial aspects of his campaign. While I haven't had the chance to speak with him since that fateful day, I want to stress that he has not been tried yet and his guilt is not completely assured. I wish him the best.

With that out of the way, I want to tell you about a new project I've been working on. While traveling from city to city for the campaign, I would frequently pass the time waiting in airplane company lounges and the like jotting down various thoughts in a series of notebooks. Some of these thoughts are more "long form", but others are much shorter, and I decided to release them in book form.

I call them... "Imponderables"!

For instance:

Why is it that when a football team is on offense, their "offensive line" is actually "on defense" in that they're defending their terrority against the team supposedly on defense? Likewise, aren't the linebackers of the team on defense actually on offense against the offensive line of the opposing team?

Ponder that one! Or, try this:

Like me, have you ever simply made a typing mistake and entered "online spell cheker" into a search engine?

Or this:

In Thailand, hamburgers, hotdogs, and pizza are... exotic food!

By thinking through these "imponderables", I hope to help millions of people understand better the world around them, and approach an understanding of our most fundamental truths.