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Metaphor for 2020

May 30, 2020 — The national news media haven’t devoted much time to the demonstrations occurring in Denver the last few nights, probably because Denver is a smaller city with […]

Pied Type is now Windwhistle

May 28, 2020 — It’s only a fresh title and theme. The content will remain the same. I’ll remain the same. But things needed freshening up around here and the […]

My career-in-a-box

(Reprinted from August 13, 2008)  I go on Wordle binges, playing with word clouds for sometimes hours at a time. It’s probably of no interest to anyone else, but I […]

Congratulations, Greta!

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old environmental activist from Sweden, has been named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019. “She became the biggest voice on the biggest issue facing the […]

Zuck sucks

My longtime readers won’t be surprised when I say I am appalled by Mark Zuckerberg’s defense of lies and fake news posted and promoted on his Facebook platform. He’s acknowledged […]

Brian Smith, R.I.P.

A long-time blogging friend to many of us, Australian Brian Smith aka LordBeariofBow aka ElBoB, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24. His daughter posted the following on his blog last night: […]

TundraCam website gets major redesign

One of the webcams I’ve enjoyed for many years, the TundraCam on Niwot Ridge near Nederland, Colo., is now hosted on a handsome new website. The live webcam is a […]

We apologize for the inconvenience

After months (if not years) of indecision, I’ve decided to make some changes in Pied Type’s design. This will no doubt cause me great consternation and frustration as I try […]

Panning around Boulder

For those with a particular interest in Boulder, Colo., there’s a new webcam … or perhaps it’s just a new function of a previously existing webcam. It’s live streaming and […]

And now a word from our sponsor …

This is a “high fashion” ad that appears in my New York Times newsletter most days. I’ve always thought high fashion stuff was kind of silly. Dramatic poses that normal […]

Cool off with the Katmai bears

Looking for a way to escape the summer heat? Don’t forget the live bear cam in Katmai National Park, Alaska. Icy whitewater, leaping salmon, determined bears, hungry gulls. All from […]

Top Gun 2: Goosebumps all around

Most of you are probably yawning at the news: The first official trailer for Top Gun 2 was released a few hours ago. And admittedly I only came across the […]

Open letter to America’s news media

Attention News Media: America’s Fourth of July traditionally features a huge public celebration on the National Mall in Washington, a gigantic nonpartisan celebration with patriotic music and spectacular fireworks. If […]