Little signs of life in a big landscape.
What to do when a tyrant flies away for the last time? Make sure he’s gone.
The 2008 financial crisis spurred a lot of people to think about money and the economy differently. Through different streams of events separated by ten years, Satoshi Nakamoto created Bitcoin — […]
I tend to avoid crowds successfully enough that I forget how being in one can so easily restore my optimism. One of the best things about San Francisco is Hardly […]
I saw it was your birthday so I bought this card and felt the need to write a note in it – something beyond Happy birthday. Like, how I saw on the news that the hills are on fire again and five more species have been declared extinct and another glacier melted.
Humans are diminishing the Earth’s resources far faster than nature or technology can possibly replace them. We can stop, anytime. But it seems we won’t, not without a revolution. I […]
There’s a girl I knew, in the strange way of the Internet. Named for a flower, she is the daughter of a man I met on a defunct writing site…a […]
Today I read the last words of a reporter who blogged his own death. His name was Mark Mooney, and I don’t know what kind of reporter he was in […]
The first person to call me a tomboy was Cathy Lidisky. “Me and Sandy are tomboys, aren’t we?” she said, as if sure of my agreement. We were in sixth […]
Not long ago an Argentinian hacktivist posed a simple question to his 53.6k Twitter followers, a question probably posed in similar vein by Socrates in the agora more than two […]