I’ve heard people the past few days saying these protests feel different to them. Like, maybe this time we’ll get results? Like George Floyd’s murder was the straw that broke the camel’s back? Like this is the tipping point and … Continue reading Here’s Why These Protests Are Different
My friend Mario Nicolais, who writes for the excellent Colorado Sun, this morning recommended an Atlantic article to his Facebook friends: “Jonathan Haidt Is Trying to Heal America’s Divisions.” It’s a worthy read and I hope Mario will take it up … Continue reading I Don’t Want to “Heal America’s Divisions”
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
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
The COVID-19 pandemic is the defining moment of our generation. The last global crisis of this magnitude was World War II, and with any luck we won’t see anything this dire again for decades. That’s probably wishful thinking, for a … Continue reading How Are We Making History Today?
It’s inevitable that we all want to get back to normal. But when we do, it won’t be “back.” It’s going to be a very different normal. But… We keep hearing this phrase: “the new normal.” I suspect the people … Continue reading What Is the “New Normal,” Anyway?
Visitor to America: Hello! I am new in your country. Can you teach me importants for live here? Me: Visitor to America: OK! Am now leaving! Continue reading New here?
The NFL just administered a stupidity test to the American public. How’d you do? Continue reading “The final word on Colin Kaepernick (for now)”
We have met the enemy and he is us. Continue reading “Jobs, Zuckerberg, Bezos: what do our titans of tech say about us?”
The Amy Wax/UPenn problem isn’t about academic freedom, it’s about unexamined privilege. And firing her won’t solve the problem. Continue reading “Privilege, thy name is Amy Wax”
Remembering… Continue reading “Columbine: 4.20.19”
It’s been 20 years. I’m not sure I have anything new to say.
On April 20, 1999, at 11:19am MDT, the world changed. Continue reading “Columbine: it was 20 years ago today”
In a society that can’t think (or count), one case proves the point. That it’s actually just one bad actor and the other 99.99% are hard-working, regular folks like us is of no consequence to the hysterical idiot. Continue reading “All actors aren’t bad actors (like Smollett, Huffman and Loughlin)”
There are lots of bad people doing bad things in their online dating lives. This woman is doing the very worst. Continue reading “Today in online dating: a sociopath explains why her feelings matter and yours don’t”
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam fucked up when he was a young man. And now the debate raging is whether or not he ought to resign. Continue reading “What should we do about Ralph Northam and other former racists?”
Many of the league’s “most hated players” have committed no crime worse than being black. Continue reading “NFL’s “most hated players ever”: is “hate” code for racism?”
“Nobody wants to live in Dogpatch.” Continue reading “Why Tulsa’s bid to attract the “creative class” is doomed”
Did the conservative NBC pundit just demonstrate a bit of empathy? Continue reading “Did Megyn Kelly just have a PC moment?”
It isn’t just the fake God & Country crowd that’s pissed. And they shouldn’t be the only ones raising hell. Continue reading “Sick of the NFL’s racist behavior? Here are 7 things you can do.”
CTV is a giant leap ahead as we search for better ways of doing things that are bad for us. I’m doing a little project on Connected TV. CTV – aka Smart TV – is basically a TV/computer hybrid, a category of Internet-connected … Continue reading Connected TV: there’s good news and bad news