Air travel in the USA is safe, right? Of the 360-900 million flights a year deaths from air travel are below 500, or less than 1 death per million flights. I want you to consider a scenario if a new method of air travel was introduced in one year: The flight regulatory authorities declare publicly [...]
Last week a friend asked me if I had taken the mRNA Covid-19 vaccine. My verbal response was “That is personal medical information” to which he replied “Oh so you haven’t taken it!” Before I explain why this conversation is so messed up, let me point out that I am not an “anti-vaxxer”, and [...]
No this is not a post about a Roman general called "Vicarious", though it does sound like one. Vicarious is a word which means "taking the place of" someone or something else. I just finished reading the science fiction novel "Leviathon Wakes" by James S Corey. It is, in part, about the destruction of 1.5 [...]
This year my wife, Manuela, and I walked 350 kilometers along the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain. It was an amazing and wonder-full experience. On our return we knew that we should share the stories we witnessed and heard while doing the hike as 'peregrinos'. Since we got back we have written a book together, [...]
“You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don’t trust enough.” ~Frank Crane “Ah, it is difficult to trust people nowadays!” Heard that one lately? The implication is that trust is something you receive and that everyone else controls it and [...]
I wrote this non fiction book in 2013 with the idea of supporting those people who struggle with self-acceptance, who are religious refugees, or who , like me, just want to have a belief that is consistent with love, science, humanity, ecology and common sense. It has behind it a premise that love is what [...]
Welcome to the Advantace website! In this video a little of the attitude and philosophy of Phil Cheney is explained, in a Star Trek like context for a bit of fun, with Captain Picard on deck!