Category: Society

Troll Telegraph, inc.

Recently Leslie Jones hit the trolls that had been harassing her with a spot-on takedown that can be essentially translated into the standard “stick and stones” cliche. Good for her, they certainly deserved it. But the ammunition against her trolls

Posted in Business, Society, STEM

Mr. Sulu, Set a New Course

Like any nerd I LOVE Star Trek.  And like any progressive liberal I’m glad the LGBTQ community is being represented more and more on in our mainstream arts.  So I was really glad to hear that in the latest Star

Posted in Life, Media, Society

Parental Range Checking

I’m a little late speaking up about this, mostly because it’s summer time and between work and the kids there hasn’t been much time for writing. But also because this is one of those topics that make me pause before

Posted in Life, Society

Run-time Error: Children out of Range

Recently a single mother was arrested and her nine year old child placed into foster care because she let her play at the playground while she was working at a nearby McDonald’s. As usual my stand-by for analysis and commentary,

Posted in Life, Society

My Place in the Center

I live in a supposedly deep red state that is actually more purple if you bother to look. I’ve become accustomed to being accused of being a left-wing liberal by the much too vocal extreme right-wingers that you can’t help

Posted in Politics, Society

innovation.gov

As a business consultant I am often charged with making my client’s company more “innovative”. Every CEO wants to be the next Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, or Jeff Bezos, for obvious reasons. You’ll get no argument out of me that

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Information on Ethics

A recent article in the Pacific Standard magazine makes the case that software engineers need a dose of ethics when it comes to designing their applications. Its easy to insist that everyone perform ethically in their endeavors but the reality

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Happy Exceptional Birthday

Our youngest of three children was born four year ago today.  She was an exceptional child starting at birth for two reasons.  For one thing, she was exceptionally long for an infant which has translated into being exceptionally tall when

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Trolling Trending SAHDs

trend – noun – a general direction in which something is developing or changing. A recent article in The Atlantic trolls the recent trend pieces about the rise of SAHDs. The author first points out that SAHDs are still a

Posted in Society

My Father’s Hippie Son

I read an article a couple of weeks ago that talked about men with long hair and that while it’s more acceptable to have long hair for men it must still appear effortless in order to comply with masculine expectations.

Posted in Life, Society