Bright Shiny Objects
Online “virtue shaming” is causing me some concern
What interests me is the transition from meaningful, conscientious public reaction and outcry aimed at educating and improving us as a society into the vitriolic and vengeful hunger to destroy an individual’s life.
In the last week, three people I love and respect have shared Facebook posts that skip any attempt to rally the masses to fix systemic problems and jump right to shaming one specific person for being an example of said problems.
True Story: Pokémon Go and the Wild Raccoon Encounter
An illustrated depiction of a Pokémon Go encounter
A “Guess I’ll Vote Green” Rebuttal
I think it’d be swell to have more than a two-party system, but I’m cool with the option before me this election. If you are not, and you genuinely give a crap about making a valid and valuable third party happen at the presidential level…
Brief Thoughts: Self-Driving Car Design Flaws
An article in Wired announces that “The Self-Driving Car of the Future Comes With … a Bookshelf.”
Two thoughts immediately come to mind.
Remembering Prince: music, mischief and our epic phone fight
The reason a lot of my friends are getting in touch with me, sending me notes as if a family member has left me and asking if I’m okay, I think, is because I was blessed to have a special moment with Prince himself. It’s one that taught me that there was a whole other side to a man I thought I knew through his interviews and music and onstage persona. I share it not to brag, though it’s hands down #1 on my most rock’n’roll moments list and it’s certainly the coolest thing that’s ever happened to me. I share it because I think that the experience reinforces what the world is starting to understand about him as an everyday person.