Randy Cassingham’s Blog

Randy’s blog — more than 700 entries — goes back to 1994. If you’d like to read through all of them, it’ll take you awhile — but you’ll be amply entertained. The first entry is here: Introducing My Blog, and there are links at the bottom of each page (above the comments) to get to the next entry.

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A Listing of ALL Blog Entries is here — the listing is long. Note there’s a search function in the navbar if you’re trying to find something specific. The following is a listing of the most-recent entries:

  • Behind Great Men - I suddenly realized that a story I was writing this week both stood alone in its breathtaking wonderfulness, and stood out in the context of recent headlines in an unexpected way.
  • The Evolution of True’s Logo - This post was inspired by a question from Premium reader James in Toronto, who asked about the logo after he read an old post about how the This is True title came about.
  • Engineering the Future - A discussion with a reader about teaching kids to think. Or was it about teaching ourselves?
  • When Co-Sleeping with a Baby Is a Bad Idea - I hate this story, but it's something people need to learn from.
  • Bill Post for H.U.? - No, a junk food creator didn't get the nod.
  • Weird Coincidences - After 30 years there are bound to be some coincidences among story subjects. Get a load of this one from this week’s issue.
  • Front Page News - A startling news story from the county seat of my recently-former Colorado home not only caught my eye, but quickly spread to national, and now international, headlines.
  • Florida Book Censorship - There needed to be a place to comment on, and get more info on, a truly moronic Florida story. This is the place.
  • Substack Has a Nazi Problem - I’m leaving Substack. Why? Substack has a Nazi problem.
  • RIP Medical Debt - I wanted to be "part of the story" in a series of cool events. And I figured readers might want to join in too.
  • Damned If You Do - Discussion about the small-town Missouri school teacher who was discovered to have an account on OnlyFans.
  • Two Court Orders - Stories of two different court orders where you'll be tempted to say "You can't be serious!" ...from entirely different angles.
  • Pitching Star Trek - Or, Something from My Past Most Don’t Know About.
  • Should I Keep Submitting Articles to TRUE? - So my answer is yes, and hopefully it’s worth your time because it does help.
  • Find the Problem, Implement the Solution - “‘Exhaustion’ has been a recurring theme lately. It’s mostly due to a serious but correctable medical condition.” Wait until you hear the solution.
  • The Continuing Decline in News Reporting - News outlets complain that readers are dwindling, yet won’t lift a finger to offer them quality reporting that actually attracts readers.
  • Who Knows Religion Best? - Who knows the most about religion? ...and Christianity? Could it be ...atheists?!
  • A.I.-Roller - Or, the Continued Challenges of Artificial Non-intelligence.
  • Sainthood Pending - I was hoping some Roman Catholic readers would comment, but that's the only one — so far.
  • Humbled by the H.U.? - This is True’s Honorary Unsubscribe has long been a reader favorite. Sometimes it’s hard to not compare yourself to them.

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