I’ve been doing this for 40+ years and thought I was the only one, but it turns out not only do others do the same thing but Ewan McGregor is among our number: Because it turns out McGregor has, in fact, acted like every single Star Wars fanboy attempting to spice up an otherwise boring … Continue reading be the jedi you know you are
Sure, at various points over the last several years I’ve joined in the lamentations of others over the fate of Google Reader. As a die hard RSS junkie, it was a tool I used for a good long while, and continue to believe Google could have funded it for decades using half of what it … Continue reading features for a new wave of rss readers
It was, as they say, a year. I’ve likely said something like this before, but for someone like myself who likes clean starts, having a birthday that comes within days of the turn of the new year is somewhat calming. The coincidental proximity of those events means I get to look back at the life … Continue reading Well, That Was 45
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With the passing of comedy legend Carl Reiner, it's a good time to share this clip from several years ago. You can learn more about writing - in any medium - from this than any 10 books devoted to the subject. Namely: What you write has to work. You can't throw something random out and … Continue reading If You’re Not In the Obit, Eat Breakfast
There’s a story I’ve been telling for years. It goes something like this. During college I went on a road trip with some friends. We decided to head to the Southwest, planning to visit Taos, NM, Boulder, CO and a few other spots. The trip lasted a bit over a week, during which we mostly … Continue reading A Moment of Privilege
For a lot of people, the last two months have been a big change. Not being able to go out whenever you want, not being able to buy whatever was needed or wanted, not having the usual cacophony of activities that keep everyone bustling and hustling. All of that was, understandably, a series of major … Continue reading When “Stay At Home” Orders Don’t Change Much
A brief list of opportunities to challenge the societal status quo. Let’s rethink how we fund public education, decoupling it from something as discriminatory and subject to crashes in the broader economy as property taxes. Let’s rethink healthcare - not just insurance - and decouple it from employment since those who are out of work … Continue reading Where Do We Go From Here?
A brief list of realizations over the last couple weeks. That any claims by conservatives to fiscal responsibility on a national level were never in earnest. That criticisms of individuals who find themselves in hard financial times apparently don’t apply to corporations. That apparently the entire U.S. economy is so precarious it’s subject to complete … Continue reading What’s Become Clear