Our desperation is no accident. Desperation is good for business. Colorado reopened for business yesterday. There were precautions galore, like these posted on the website of one of our favorite local restaurants: You must wear a mask or face covering … Continue reading How Many Dollars Is a Life Worth (and Why Did We Choose This)?
Why do I follow “radical” sources like The Left Fist? This is why. Last night thousands of people took to the streets of Minneapolis to protest the murder of an unarmed black man by white city police officers. There was … Continue reading Minneapolis Riot: Hey Google, Fix Your Fucking News Algorithm
Another company has done something to offend a lot of people and, again, I don’t know how this keeps happening. This time it’s VW. The car giant Volkswagen has apologised for a ‘tasteless’ advert that appeared on social media following … Continue reading Racist Ad From VW: HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?
As any number of Facebook posts and memes have pointed out in recent weeks, we don’t wear masks to protect ourselves, we wear them to protect others. Our homemade cloth masks don’t do a great job of keeping the virus … Continue reading For COVID-19, America is Home
But that’s not how it used to be When the jester sang for the King and Queen Gone at 87. And if, as you watch this video, you catch yourself asking questions of … context … well, that’s probably appropriate. Continue reading RIP Little Richard
Look who’s back. Continue reading New Dramarama? Whoa.
I’ve been a big fan of Kate Hinote and Tony Hamera’s work in The Blueflowers for several years. And I’m positively loving their new project, Sound of Eleven. Darker, more ambient in tone… From Discogs: Formed in late 2015, Sound of … Continue reading Listen to the New Sound of Eleven
I was nine when Kent State happened. I was a very current events-minded kid and read about it in the paper and saw the news. But I didn’t really understand it all. So I absorbed the narrative around me: buncha … Continue reading Kent State and 75 Minutes That Changed My Life
My buddy Jim Booth put together a quarantine reading list for our little S&R community this week and it got me thinking. So let’s pose a challenge. What is the greatest work of literature you’ve ever read? The Rules It … Continue reading #ArtSunday: What’s the Greatest Book You Ever Read?
Happy Beltane, everyone. Continue reading Fires of Beltane
First Cat White posted this at me on FB. (I’m known to have issues with heights above, say, two feet, and my friends love tormenting me.) My response was the now-ritualized “Oh HELL no.” Her friend Chuck was skeptical and … Continue reading Oh HELL … Maybe: Perspective Matters, Huh?
Facebook is a discordant marketplace-of-ideas battle royale unlike anything in human history. Most of it is inane (or worse) dreck. But some of it is brilliant – enlightening, uplifting, empathetic. If we could get rid of the 99.99% that isn’t … Continue reading The Five Best Things on Facebook
Houston Astros Executive VP of Brand Dewey Cheatham explained that the updated design leverages the club’s historical identity while updating the iconic star to better reflect their more recent World Series legacy. Cheatham expects the new brand identity to accompany … Continue reading Astros Unveil New Logo
It was only a matter of time. COVID seems to ramping up the stress level all around and I’m starting to see that translating into … snippiness … at work. Not on my team, mercifully. But in close proximity and … Continue reading COVID Stress Overload: Breathe and Respond Instead of Reacting
Fascinating. To me, anyway… I just got the results back on my Ancestry DNA test.* I suppose mine are like everybody’s: they confirmed a lot of what I already knew and also threw a couple little curves at me. A … Continue reading Ancestry DNA Results and My Mystery Grandmother
Ramona Shelburne’s story on how the much-hyped documentary series on the Chicago Bulls’ final championship season got made (after so many years) is fascinating stuff. But one thing really jumped off the page at me. Apparently a lot of people … Continue reading Wait. Michael Jordan Did WHAT?!
As my friends know I spent the last 13 years as Publisher of Scholars & Rogues, a team blog covering everything from politics to the arts to climate to sports to music to journalism to … well, whatever was on … Continue reading A Toast to Scholars & Rogues