What I’ll Never Forget

(Five years ago, today, on Facebook) It's been 12 years. During that time, I have seen my country manufacture evidence to start a war with a country that had nothing to do with 9/11; I have seen common people who spoke up against the war denounced as traitors and un-American; I saw what happened to … Continue reading What I’ll Never Forget

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Nothing but Swoosh

Now that it's been a couple weeks since Nike initially triggered a bunch of flag-waving enthusiasts, my two cents on their ad featuring Colin Kaepernick: The immediate stock price hit was to be expected. The Wall Street crowd leans conservative. I would have been stunned if it hadn't dropped in the immediate aftermath. Nonetheless, it … Continue reading Nothing but Swoosh

“Oh, alcohol, would you please forgive me…”

[cross-posted, and slightly reformatted, from Facebook] A few thoughts that occurred as this evening unfolded: I'm looking forward to the time when Drunk History does an episode on the Trump administration -- provided America survives his Presidency. Alcohol is the great enabler -- it lowers my inhibitions enough to allow me to raid the stash … Continue reading “Oh, alcohol, would you please forgive me…”

15 Years of Online Blogging & Journaling

This morning I spent a little time on one of the many long-standing, unfinished projects that just seem like they'll never near completion: properly archiving and then printing hardcopies of the now defunct LiveJournal pages. This is easily the most daunting of the long-term tasks that never seem to near completion. I know it won't … Continue reading 15 Years of Online Blogging & Journaling