Proposed corollaries to Godwin’s Law

Godwin’s law Syllabification: God·win’s Law noun • humorous the theory that as an online discussion progresses, it becomes inevitable that someone or something will eventually be compared to Adolf Hitler or the Nazis, regardless of the original topic: (from the Oxford English Dictionary) As per the Wikipedia article: “There are many corollaries to Godwin’s law, […]

A Quick One (While He’s Away)

I apologize for neglecting this space of late. I’ve been inhabiting another persona for some paying work that’s left less time than I need to really occupy this headspace. I have some interesting things queued up, but that doesn’t mean I’ll execute ’em well, so…watch this space. I’ve found that the smartphone is an invaluable […]

MLK Day + 1

I can’t really explain why, but it would have felt disrespectful to post this on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so I held off a day. This account of Dr. King’s impact on the black community has been widely reposted, but it’s well worth reading (or re-reading). The TL/DR is that Dr. King didn’t fight […]

The American Baseball Hall of Fame (part 1 of 3)

Hi again. I’ve been kind of avoiding this space because I have this enormous backlog of subjects about which I’d like to write, but they’re all…well, they’re all horrible. There’s nothing remotely positive in the whole stack. I don’t feel like being cynical, nasty or just plain negative right now, so I’m keeping these items […]

Quiet weirdness

(or “Another Thrilling Entry That Dates Me!”) Do any of you remember the very, very late night TV talk show “Tomorrow With Tom Snyder“? I don’t think of it very often, but when I do, it’s with fondness mixed with a little “why do I remember this fondly?”  It had a very distinctive feel to […]

Only one new post on my RSS feed

Everyone must still be on holiday time, which is something that cheers me a little. I say this in spite of the fact that I’m back in the office trying to jar my brain back into work mode. Three pots of coffee and a missed deadline and thinks should be back to normal in no […]

Happy New Year

I know, I know, it’s just another day on the calendar but it’s an excuse to trot out my favorite new year song (and no, it’s nothing to do with U2*): * apologies to the Analog Kid, who reminded me that it was time to post a new year song.