Current Words From the Root Cellar

The Farmstead in Winter By Axie Barclay The term confirmation bias refers to the tendency to search for or interpret new information in a way that confirms our beliefs, while avoiding information or interpretations that conflict with our beliefs. Thinking Better, Part...

Outbreak

Outbreak Overview In this month’s column, I’d like to discuss a serious medical issue. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people suffer from this grim condition. It’s not going away, hopefully catching, seldom malignant, and often inconvenient. My...

4.16.12: Cultivation

Cultivation  by Axie Barclay Books, gardens, and relationships all share one thing in common: cultivation. You can throw a seed or plant in the ground, but without a lot of luck, the plant likely won’t thrive. Likewise, you can buy a book, but without some commitment...