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Nearly all of the Western USA is in drought and it’s not even summer yet
And so we return and begin again.
I’ve decided for various reasons to stay off Facebook and other social media for the foreseeable future. I’ll be posting here where I was posting there. Comments will not be open, but they never are. If you want to contact me, I’m very easy to find.
Singing An American Tune.
I am sitting in a room. It’s November 2nd, 2020, the day before the United States presidential election, half past eight in the evening, Greenwich Mean Time. The room is small, cluttered and only lit by cool dim LED fairy lights and the glow of my iPad. The only sound I hear is the whirrrrring […]
This BoingBoing piece conveys what always made me deeply uneasy about James Randi. He was very good at proving that a lot of people are scam artists and a lot of other people are gullible, but he was actively detrimental to actual scientific investigation of unexplained phenomena and claims of the paranormal – which I […]
The center cannot hold.
So here we are, a week away from the 2020 US election, which will almost certainly decide whether or not the United States has a future as a viable nation-state. If that seems like an exaggeration, you probably don’t really understand the scale of the mess America is in. There is, for only maybe the […]
The Trick Is That There Is No Trick.
Now I’m not all I thought I’d be I always stayed around I’ve been as far as Mercy and Grand Frozen to the ground I can’t stay here, and I’m scared to leave So kiss me once, and then I’ll go to hell, I might as well Be whistlin’ down the wind. — Tom Waits […]
A response to Zoë Keating’s post about YouTube
[I don’t post comments on other people’s blog posts much these days, because as we all know the comments section is usually the equivalent of the pit underneath the blog’s outhouse. But I did post a response to Zoë Keating’s What Should I Do About YouTube, which has been making the rounds, and I thought it […]
Roasted Mango And Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Mini-Bell Peppers
As far as I know, this is my own invention, a sort of king-hell mashup of stuffed peppers and Sonoran hot dogs, which are perhaps the finest thing ever invented by our friends south of the border. Ingredients Roughly 1/2 bag, mini-bell peppers. These have been popping up in stores for the last couple of years, […]
[Update: an official statement from the DTP says that 30 employees, or 10% of its staff, are being laid off, not 30%. However, it also gives the impression that many of its projects are being shut down or defunded, which means that the people employed by those projects – and therefore not technically DTP employees […]