I’ve already made it abundantly clear how I feel about Facebook, its invasions of and disregard for privacy, its myriad hazards, and the ultimate silliness of it all. I’m probably […]
Gotta love this dog. All that’s missing is a beer.
Wow. Thank you, readers. And thank you, WordPress. I added the new WordPress share buttons to my posts just yesterday and already you, the readers, have thought enough of my […]
With apologies in advance to those who don’t like embedded videos — Thanks to reader Joe R for sending me this video from “Britain’s Got Talent”: This one for dog […]
A discussion over at “Sargastic Irrevalence” about tolerance, intolerance, and current events brought to mind the song “You’ve Got to be Carefully Taught” from the 1949 Broadway hit South Pacific. […]
By now you’ve probably heard about those 33 Chilean miners who are trapped underground in a 530 sq. ft. (approx. 23′ x 23′) chamber. After 17 days, a 6″ hole […]
Heads up, bloggers. They could be coming for you (or me) next. The city of Philadelphia is requiring some bloggers to buy a $300 business privilege license and pay taxes […]
There’s a lot of news these days about people being sensitive, or more often insensitive, to the feelings of others. And we all have our sensitivities, one way or another, […]
What is net neutrality and why should it matter to you? It’s complicated, and I’ve written about it before. Quite simply, if you’re reading this, it matters. You’re reading this […]
It was, after all, only a chestnut tree. And trees fall every day. But this one was special. This particular 150-year-old chestnut tree stood outside Anne Frank’s house in Amsterdam. […]
Here in Colorado, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, the Democratic candidate for governor, has aired his first TV ad. I haven’t given much thought yet to how I’m going to vote […]
As the media-stoked controversy over the so-called “Mosque at Ground Zero” in New York City rages on, I can’t help thinking about a similar situation: Timothy McVeigh, who bombed the […]
I fixate sometimes on the oddest little, most inconsequential things. Maybe because I’m a deep, contemplative person? Nah. More likely just because I have the time to indulge myself and […]
The New York Times posted an article yesterday that just caught my attention. It was about our perceptions of foreign-born and foreign-educated doctors. And though I started reading to see […]
Sounds like “Dr. Laura” Schlessinger pulled a Helen Thomas on her radio show yesterday. She used the “N word” at least 10 times on the air while talking to a […]
Paving crews in North Carolina aren’t finished after all.