Mastodon Is Idiot-Proofed at the Top
It's not the friendliest interface yet, but the chance to connect on your own terms is real.
STEM Can’t Give You a Reason to Live
the "science of happiness"??
What Kind of Writer Accuses Libraries of Stealing?
a wrangle on the topic of Controlled Digital Lending
The Genius of Retreat
In the inevitable hierarchies that would arise, maybe the rich would still have access to real broccoli.
MR. WRONG: Standard Deviation
Do you even have a clock? Don’t you just look at your phone? Your microwave oven, maybe?
David, Goliath stereotype
Independence Day, you’ll remember, is a pre-9/11 film chock-full -of oblivious patriotic bravado that captures peak-1990’s chauvinistic sentiment. It is also, to me, a Jewish film.
Documentary ‘The Accidental President’ Intentionally Forgets Trump Presidency
The Accidental President recycles the same tired messages that media pundits have been repeating since 2015.
Buy Two Pies
WHEN TIMES ARE good, buy two pies. The first pie will be your primary pie. Maybe pumpkin at Thanksgiving, or apple for the summer barbecue. There’s nothing wrong with satisfying expectations. The second pie is your change of pace. Maybe a cream pie to balance out a fruit pie, or a custard pie to offset […]
DIAGNOSIS IS MURDER DEP’T.
BACK IN LATE November and early December of 2019 (the Before Times), I came down with what I thought was a bad cold. I had a maddeningly parched and scratchy throat that kept me awake in bed, plus an intermittently uncontrollable dry, hacky, non-productive cough along with an odd heaviness in my lungs.