Efforts to understand, improve, or do less harm to the world around me.


Sunday, December 11, 2016

More election views

Various looks at the recent election from a satire track:

Other views

More academic approaches

Political-bizarro land

Never mind the cabinet picks, the business conflicts of interest, and the complete disinterest on uniting an obviously divided country.  Now, aggressive moves to interfere with an election are being ignored.  I'd call it exciting if it wasn't so totally insane.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Pain now, pain later?

Two interesting articles that try to address concerns around the (at the time of this writing) president-elect both now and in the future.  Here's hoping this turns some kind of corner.

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Rave tragedy

I was heartbroken when I learned about the deaths out in Oakland at a Rave.  Although most people I've spoken to think of raves as embracing drugs and debauchery, I cannot say enough in the other direction.  Raves were instrumental in getting me out into the world, in getting active (this is "dance" music), and finding an identity and a real love of a form of music that's huge outside of the US.

I've both lived through a house fire and spent a fair amount of time in old warehouses that were undoubtedly not up to code.  This pain feels especially close.  My thoughts go out to the victims and their families.