Facebook is irreversibly broken, and I think I know why.
The Olympics As American Allegory (and Why They Matter)
I have not followed the 2018 Winter Olympics closely, which is no fault of the Olympics.
The Rise Of the Daddy State
NPR dedicated a segment last week to how modern democracies fall. I don’t remember what show it was on, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t Car Talk.
Hits, Misses, and Record Store Trivia
“Hey, I got another bunch of singles for you,” Robin said as soon as 45 Guy walked into the record store. Condition doesn’t matter to 45 Guy, only quantity. He’s kind of […]
Ten Disruptions (or Goodbye Privacy, Goodbye Community)
“Disruption” is one of Silicon Valley’s favorite buzzwords. The word carries myriad connotations, but in the collective conscience I tend to think it conveys
Mattress Mack, Brother Joel, and the Gallup Survey
Like every natural disaster before it, Hurricane Harvey was appointment viewing.
High-Priced Avocados: The Cure For What Ails You
Back in the stone ages, when newspapers were actually printed on paper, the day’s most important headlines appeared “above the fold.”
Illness, Death, Legacy, and Heroes
Senator John McCain is ill. That is a sad state of affairs for Senator John McCain and his family.
Sometimes You’re the Fisherman, Sometimes You’re the Fish
David Lynch ranks high on my list of creative types whom I admire.
The ‘Corporate Person’ Is An Unmedicated Psychotic
“Hey, can you pick up a prescription for me?” my buddy, McCarty*, asked.