Humor

Gmail Hovercard Doesn’t Sort by Address Anymore

Why Google? Why? Feel free to spam those addresses all you like. The hovercard doesn’t sort by address anymore? Why? That function is perhaps the single, most used function in Gmail. Thousands of people are now screaming at their laptops in frustration. All of those thousands of put-off tasks now immediately requiring attention because you …

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Family Politics

September 11, not 9-11

This is adapted and expanded from previous articles.  I intend to keep updating and reposting a version of this article annually until the US collectively demonstrates learning something from history, or I pass from existence. Given prior evidence, I’m betting on the latter. My dad was born on September 11, 1938.  On his sixty-third birthday terrorists destroyed …

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Family Health Humor

Jumpscare

David Gerrold on Facebook All of my friends thought scaring me was funny. This has been true for as long as I can remember. Because they told me scaring people was funny, I started scaring people to see if it was funny. Weirdly enough, it was funny. It was funny when someone else other than …

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Humor Technical

The Unappreciated Art of the Troll

“To make a deliberately offensive or provocative online posting with the aim of upsetting someone or eliciting an angry response from them.”   “To fish by trailing a baited line along behind a boat.” Google search result for trolling Everyone has their nervous tic, that thing that they just can’t keep themselves from doing. Popping gum, clicking …

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Humor Libertarian Politics Skepticism

Grand Conspiratorial Fantasies

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity. Hanlon’s Razor The image at right was culled from a friend’s Facebook wall a few years back. The image serves as an introduction, the proverbial rabbit-hole, a building 7 to 9/11 truthers, a lead-in to draw you deeper into this post dedicated to critical thinking. Humor …

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Family

Mother

There is something about this introduction to This is Love that freakishly makes me think of my mother. Introduction to the This Is Love podcast Freakishly, in that I wonder if other people have similar flashes on the things their parents gave up for them? It’s not that my mom ever quantified her sacrifice for the …

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Family

Rage Against the Dying of the Light

This poem ran through my head for weeks as I watched my mother slowly fade away. As I watched my dad die. It is the only answer I have. Dylan Thomas, Do not go gentle into that good night Do not go gentle into that good nightDylan Thomas, 1914 – 1953 Do not go gentle into …

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Family

Barbara Ann Polk 1941-2018

Barbara Ann Polk left this earth on February 9th, 2018 to be with the angels, while in the company of her family. Born June 8, 1941 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, she was her mother’s youngest child and her father’s second child. Barbara moved many times in her life, Sacramento, CA; Leoti, KS; Sweetwater, TX; San Angelo, …

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Family

It Is Not Fair.

It is not fair.The strongest of women, the weakest of which are stronger than any man while lying on their backs receiving the obeisance of men succumbing to their own mortal lusts.She was the strongest of women, now struck down by the power of creation itself.The mad hatter of genomic mutation, cancer, consuming her from …

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