The gut-wrenching slow-motion tragedy of Michael Scott on “The Office” made me think of the lost lesson of Superman.Read More The Lost Lesson of Superman
As I sit here removed from a regular daily routine, I start to wonder about the aspects of life that we accept as necessary. In particular, social media.Read More Rejecting the Premise
We live in an era of unbridled intellectual laziness. We are infused with the power of reductive simplicty and feeling.Read More Intellectual Laziness
I’m going to speak to something this time that feels really weird. Sorry to bring the room down.Read More Real Talk
I’ve wondered for some time about the horrible naming conventions on social media. They bother me.Read More Why Be a Follower?
I want people to laugh. Just pick something. Laugh at that thing – not ironically, not in a condescending exercise of supposed superiority. Maybe even laugh at yourself.Read More The World Needs Laughter
This isn’t just another diatribe about the hollowness of life during the social media revolution. It’s something else.Read More Un/Mute
I am a podcaster. It’s a self-imposed description shared by thousands of people with the free time, equipment, and any amount of knowledge on a given set of topics.Read More Podcasting is Nonsense?
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve noticed that the world seems louder.Read More Finding Silence in a Cacophonous World
The first, and best, answer is that I simply want to write. It can’t account for the sheer volume of words I’m ejecting out into the Internet sphere, however. Sure, I’ve got more time and focus without social media in my life during my Lenten forbearance of it, but it’s still more than I would […]Read More Why I’m Writing So Much Right Now
As I walked past the young lady who was inebriated and angry, berating the manager for whatever I had missed before that point, I got to bask in the indignant vitriol of someone with an obviously out-sized sense of importance.Read More “I’m Really Influential on Social Media!”
Recently, a friend and I discussed what we saw as a palpable shift in “Nerd Culture.” We agreed that a tectonic shift happened once the things “nerds” loved came to dominate popular culture. I offered what I thought was a neat insight, that “nerds used to be punk rock.” Nerds Used to Be Punk Rock […]Read More Never Been Nerdy
You heard me, Punchy. (For anyone struggling, I’m citing Pulp Fiction…as I am wont to do.) Gallons – nay, oceans – of virtual ink have been spilled in hand-wringing consternation about how social media has changed the nature of interaction and relationship. A great deal of it I agree with, and it’s pointless simply to […]Read More “I Ain’t Your ‘Friend,’ Palooka.”