It’s About the Outrage Game

So this is now how we do things in America… A lunatic goes into a school and kills fourteen students and three adults. The country is horrified. And rightfully so. A group of young articulate students from this tragedy emerge to protest the gun situation in this country and get backing from mostly undisclosed sources … Continue reading It’s About the Outrage Game

Check Your Hatred at the Door

The statement itself wasn’t necessarily a big deal, but a couple of days ago I logged out of Facebook on my laptop and shut off the app on my phone. The reason: politics in this country has become a hate fest and not only on my newsfeed, but also on the comments on the posts … Continue reading Check Your Hatred at the Door

CNN poll means trouble for HRC

Disclosure: I can't stand either candidate. This ain't an endorsement. Prediction: Unless Trump has a major screw up of historic proportions, he will be the next president of the United States. He's got a lousy campaign apparatus - which is another thing that could do him in - but it also seems he has unshakable … Continue reading CNN poll means trouble for HRC

Innocence betrayed and the price children pay for our failure

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0tluet_HUs Has humanity lost its collective soul?  Did we ever have one to begin with? I posted the story of this little boy on Facebook last night.  His name is Omran Daqneesh.  He's five years old.  His home in Aleppo, Syria was bombed - presumably by the Assad regime.  Seeing his reaction completely got to me. … Continue reading Innocence betrayed and the price children pay for our failure

A sort of accurate political poll of me

So I took this online test from Time Magazine to measure my political leanings on a conservative/liberal basis.  I've always considered myself to be a centrist and this test confirms that. I'm 43% conservative, 57% liberal. Where I lean liberal, I: - have a messy desk - think self-expression trumps self-control - like fusion cuisine … Continue reading A sort of accurate political poll of me

What Jeff Bezos now faces owning the Washington Post

So Jeff Bezos is buying the Washington Post.  That’s a big deal.  Literally.  A big deal for big media, for the digital economy, for news delivery, for all of us. No one knows where this will go.  I’m predicting that Bezos will struggle.  He’ll initially be embraced by the Washington glitterati as he’ll be seen … Continue reading What Jeff Bezos now faces owning the Washington Post