Thanksgiving 1984, thirty-nine years ago, was special for me. And, it's all on tape. However, at the time, how remarkable it was was lost on me. We all were just having a good time. My then wife was what is now known as an "early adapter". Because she was always buying and trying the latest … Continue reading Thanksgiving 1984
Balling for Taylor Swift caught my attention. Because before she showed up at an NFL football game, I didn't know much about her. Now I do. This is complex. There are permutations of complications. Oh sure, I'd heard the name, Taylor Swift, but never one song. Of the 1,700+ songs on my playlists - there's … Continue reading Balling For Taylor Swift
is a chapter in my book Election 2016: The Great Divide, The Great Debate. I am now in the process of republishing it. Because it is especially relevant now, even more so than when I wrote it. Moreover, "things" have gotten worse. Why? is a great question. The book takes a shot at answering that. Election 2016 … Continue reading Anger and the Road to Hell
In previous posts I've suggested that you are who you are because of cultural influences. Moreover, entertainment evidenced by what you read and watch. This notion came to me whilst watching You've Got Mail - a 1998 movie inspired by the onset of the Internet. Here, I add the music you listen to. Added to that … Continue reading Listen up: Who Are You?
is a thing that was recently brought to my attention via a YouTube, Breaking Points, podcast. The podcast is the brainstorm of Krystal Ball, long one of my favorite political and cultural commentators. Krystal and I share a birthday, though we're 33 years apart in age. She first caught my eye back in 2007 on the run-up … Continue reading The Male Loneliness Epidemic
Well, that depends. Because whether or not I am is relative to what metric you're using. In other words, compared to who, what, and when. AGAINST ALL ODDS is also an often used and popular trope in books and movies. Moreover, one of my favorites. Because I'm delusional? That sounds like a shrink question. Let's get into … Continue reading Against All Odds: I’m Rich
That's right. My neighborhood, twelve miles north of downtown, Denver, Colorado, is paradise. Let's get into it. I live in an apartment complex of eight buildings and 320 units. Additionally, there is a clubhouse, fitness center, pool, jacuzzi, and dog park. The complex was built in 2016 and I was one of the first residents. … Continue reading My Neighborhood: Paradise
This ain't no technological breakdown, oh no, this is the road to hell. This ain't no upwardly mobile freeway, oh no, this is the road to hell. Chris Rea (1999). So it is. As Astronomer Clifford Stoll foresaw in his 1995 book, Silicon Snake Oil: Second Thoughts on the Information Highway, about computers and civilization, … Continue reading Silicon Snake Oil: The Road to Hell
is what I did on Monday. Because I was bored after doing things that needed doing. Those things also being boring. What I did was click on YouTube and spend the next ten or twelve hours there - watching. Can I now say with any certainty, THIS IS WHO I AM? Let's get into it. … Continue reading Following up: You are what you watch
I'm re-reading Democrat POTUS candidate Marianne Williamson's 1992 bestseller A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A COURSE IN MIRACLES. Because, why not? It's on my bookshelf and I'm a believer in first principles, or rewarded behaviors being foundational for a person's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The Platform I'm surmising from declarations from the … Continue reading Marianne Williamson’s “Return to Love” Platform.