On Being Nice

I’ve heard people argue that marginalized groups (non-male, non-white, non-straight, non-American, etc.) should work harder to not alienate their allies. We’re doing what we can to help them. They should be nice to us.

The March of the Lemmings

Individuality. Think for yourself. Moderation.
These are concepts that America in general seems to have trouble comprehending. Many people talk about them, but seldom do Americans as a whole demonstrate them.

Me and My Great Ideas

Ideas are funny things. Especially comic ideas. But that’s not the kind of funny I meant. All ideas are pretty interesting. The way they happen, I mean. First there’s nothing, then in the space where there used to be nothing, there now sits an idea.

Future Crock

I’m from the future. So are you. We all live in the future. The time that we all looked forward to with great anticipation since we were kids and we read, with shining eyes, Jules Verne or Isaac Asimov or Arthur C. Clarke.

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Comfortably Dumb

I hesitate to write this, since almost everything I do in a creative and work nature is done on a computer. But a book was released a couple of years ago that makes the case that computers may be making us dumb.

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Another One Bites the Dust

The list of male celebrities being taken down with allegations of sexual misconduct keeps growing, with some of my heroes joining the dubious club. Some that I formerly admired include Bill Cosby, Al Franken and Kevin Spacey. And now

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