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A Self-Indulgent Eulogy

It’s one of those nights where the internet is failing me. I’m bored and alone, and it’s late, and I need something to fascinate me. I need something to distract me from my boredom and loneliness, and remind me that my attention span has become sufficiently short that I shouldn’t ever really worry about anything […]


Being Better Than Fiction

There’s this scene in The Newsroom where Jeff Daniels’ character goes on this compelling and eloquent rant about why America isn’t the best country in the world. It’s the opening scene, actually, and it alone was enough to keep me tuned in for two-and-a-half seasons. I remember thinking two things when I first saw it: (1) […]

Four Questions with James Whatley

In another life, I did this project called Four Questions (YouTube link, site now down) that entailed a slew of video interviews with all kinds of interesting folks that I met. Well, I met James Whatley in Helsinki in 2008, and tried to interview him them, but my camera died. But last week, I got […]

About Heroes

My heroes have always been cowboys, and they still are it seems. — Willie Nelson Whether we realize it or not, most of us have heroes. They might be relatives, famous athletes, or great leaders. But we all have people we admire for their achievements or their resolve or their example. The thing about having […]

Four Questions Finale

Almost a year ago, now, I got some new toys. A couple days later, I ran my mouth off about how armed and dangerous I was. Inspiration had left me starry eyed, nothing was going to stop me, and when Joseph Thornley asked me what it was all about at the first session of Third […]