A Walk in the Park

January 21, 2021

A lot of us have taken to the outdoors to maintain some level of pandemic sanity. Here’s a little ode to my go-to sanctuary, fortunately just a few minutes from where I live. The complete photo essay is here.

The Eagle has landed

September 15, 2020

A preview of a book that will be published later this year on a Golden Eagle named Amazon. Illustrations were all done on my new iPad Pro using Procreate, a $10.00 app I can only describe as life altering. These pieces will appear on the inside of the book which are being printed in grayscale.

What’s the Big Idea?

July 14, 2020

There are those right now who are asking us to be bigger people. Us as a country, as a society, to be bigger. To expand, to embrace a bit of discomfort, to open up, breathe deep until it hurts, stand up taller until we feel our spines unfurl, look around longer and harder. At our own communities, at our own neighborhoods, open the locked drawers where we harbor doubt, …

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Sourcing TP: A Tale of Conquest

April 18, 2020

As an American I have a right not to run out of anything, dammit. Apparently that’s my default. Because the prospect of running out of something as fundamental to our happiness and survival as toilet paper—or as I now call it PHE (personal hygienic equipment)—triggers certain primal instincts. Plus, who can’t use another cool acronym right now. Thus, after my wife come up empty looking for PHE at Costco, …

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The Nor Newmal

April 5, 2020

A Pandemic Gallery

March 29, 2020

To get to the trail where I walk a few days per week I have to drive through downtown. Since the shelter in place order, I see a few individuals, an occasional couple, mostly walking their dogs. Certainly no groups of three or more anymore. We’ve become, at least temporarily, a society of individuals. And even though in the end that is our true endemic state—we are after all …

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Convergence

September 18, 2019

The Tactical Spy Pen: A Review

September 15, 2019

They say the pen is mightier than the sword, and especially so when the pen is also, in fact, a very small sword. Which makes it not only mighty but tactical. Apparently. I get about 2,000 spam emails a week with the word “tactical” in the subject line. I’m not sure why, I don’t recall ever having searched for anything remotely “tactical”. But the spam-verse in its infinite wisdom …

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Stop. We’re both wrong.

August 5, 2019

It’s safe to say then that the more you harbor acrimony toward your political foes, the greater chance that you’re just flat-out…wrong. Here are a few examples: The average Democrat believes that more than 40 percent of Republicans earn more than $250,000 per year. The fact is only 2 percent of Republicans are doing that well. The average Republican believes that nearly 40 percent of Democrats are LGBTQ. The …

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Garbage Cans and Chamomile

July 18, 2019

I don’t have a smart speaker. My TV is not stupid, but it’s old enough that it can’t listen to me. I’ve turned off all the things on all my devices for maximum privacy protection. I’ve turned on all the things on my devices for maximum privacy protection. My car is a 2007, so Russian hackers can’t apply my brakes from their phones just for fun. But I do …

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