We can’t keep hiding behind tradition and our responsible reputations.
The joys of comp time.
Thinking about thinking about…
Tom Petty has passed away at 66.
I figure Tom Petty has given us reason enough to have a music post a little bit early.
Taking on the big challenges of literature.
The original Fallout from 1997 is available *FOR FREE* until midnight tonight on Steam. Get it fast!
(Extra exclamation points in honor of Jaybird coming home soon.)
We’ll do it live.
Magdiel Sanchez had a very good reason for not following the orders that Oklahoma City Police were giving him. That reason did not save his life.
The true legacy of racism.
Parting thoughts on the former next Madame President. (Or: I listened to 16 hours of Hillary Clinton so you don’t have to.)
A handful of long-put-off delights and a new game I’d never heard of until Jaybird bought it for me.
I miss the days when late night comedians didn’t talk about politics all the time.
Autumn has arrived.
The origins of a crisis.
Country music loses another…
What’s in your book pile?
Or, how to enjoy board and card games when you’re averse to competition.
Holy fishing Christ! Notes about a recent horrifying/riveting book about a murderous punk rock gang in early 80s Los Angeles.
In properly describing Donald Trump as a white supremacist, Jemele Hill joined a crowd of people who have done precisely the same thing. The White House’s response to her having done it though? It was very different.
The latest Stephen King horror adaptation plays like a big summer blockbuster
I’m an old dog, so I’m still having to learn all the social media tricks.
Last minute preparations
Benefits to the ubiquitous 3-chord song include: Mashups
Everyone thinks they can get Amazon’s new headquarters; is it already a done deal?
Is “God” a necessary component to undergird universal human rights? And if so, what kind of God best serves the purpose and how compatible is the biblical God, and/or God of the various orthodox traditions with said purpose?
Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Revisionism
Jerry Pournelle (1933-2017)
Ave Atque Vale
Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh!
Lords of Waterdeep is available on Steam!
Going to Qatar for the last time, for the last time.
The inability to recognize another person’s humanity is how it is that Michael Bennett ended up being handcuffed on the ground, after having been threatened.
Asking whether or not one should exercise to lose weight isn’t the same as asking whether or not someone can. Dave puts a recent Vox article into its proper perspective and asks “do they even lift?”
About a recent film adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s 1975 novel concerning a far-fetched dystopian future in which the rich and poor isolate themselves from one another by pervasive violence.
So it begins…