In a week and a day - Friday, May 27 - I turn 50 years old. I have been asked by quite a few people how it “feels” to be turning 50. Despite the fact that I have gotten the question a lot, it always kind of locks me up. I usually say something like “well, it’s complicated” which…
Today is Election Day here in North Carolina. I will be voting today. It feels heretical to say this, but there are lots of reasons to not vote. It…
Good afternoon. I am sharing an important story today, one that I have shared previously. It is one that means a lot to me, and is one of my…
I will always remember a couple of things about the summer of 1980. One is that it was hot as hell. Like really hot. In my corner of Texas, it reached…
May is a complicated month for me. There are highs. Alex and I share a birthday month. Almost inconceivably she is turning 25 in a little less than 2…
It's been a weird few weeks. I guess I should clarify. It's been a weird few years. It feels like everything since the election of 2016 has been off…
There is a concept in economics called the network effect. Basically, it means that the value of a good or service increases based on how many people…
Every time I post, I urge people to keep pounding the rock. This phrase comes from the story of a stonecutter told by Danish-American muckraker Jacob…
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