Behind the Lines

I apologize for the sparse updates of late. I’m in the process of moving some pieces around, changing some hosting options, migrating my email to a new provider, etc. I have a stack of articles on my virtual nightstand I’m writing about, but nothing is complete at this time. I’m playing with a few other […]

In Reponse To Miss Amanda

(Oh my stars…I apologize in advance for the effed-up formatting.  Apparently, copying and pasting from FB into WP is a Very Bad Idea indeed…I’m working on it, but it seems that the visual editor is unable to cope with this mess) (Sorted. I think) This evening, Amanda Palmer posed a couple of questions about how […]

Sometimes I Think Thomas Sowell Is Just Trolling Us

Have you ever done one of those creative writing exercises in which you’re giving a group of wildly disparate concepts and told that your job is to tie them together? It’s sort of like that “Chopped” cooking show where the chefs have to make up dishes with mismatched ingredients, only instead of marshmallows, kale, and […]

Google+: A Polite Report From The Nymwars Front

My gluttony for vague, faceless punishment knows no bounds. I miss the community on Google+, so I figured I’d appeal again and see if they’d reinstate my account. I have no expectations, but live in hope. Here’s the “supporting documentation” I sent with my appeal: Dear Google, I am writing you once more in hopes […]

Working at Something You Love

This one’s a bit more like an old-school LJ post than the…well, whatever it is that this blog’s known for. Just wanted to warn you before we got started. I’ve had the opportunity to make money in a field I loved three times so far in my life. I’ve worked, tangentially, in the music industry, […]

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, […]

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.