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Behind the Closed Door

We’ve all seen it, we’ve all been there. That spot on the path leading up to an arched doorway. We tried the handle, turned the knob, pushed on the panel and found it locked to us. I don’t mean the door to the bathroom at 7:30AM when you just woke up and your little sister […]

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Huts and Micro/Tiny Houses in the 23rd Century

There was this earthquake on 25 April 2015, and disaster struck. 7,000 people were killed and 450,000 displaced. A buddy of mine was showing me photographs from a tiny village that was leveled. He explained that the residents can rebuild their stone huts by hand, but need money to get the sheet metal roofs. Metal […]

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Golden

This song Golden by Parade of Lights is pretty hip:

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University Education in the Near Future

I keep having this conversation. It’s on my mind because I have kids, surely. But a lot of people think about it. It’s university education. Specifically, paying for it. My wife and I talk about whether we should pay for our kids to go to school or let them pay for it themselves. I am […]

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The Pioneer Plaque

I can’t help but wonder why we have sent only four space probes into deep space with information about our existence. And they were all launched in the early 1970s! Have we not come up with anything more interesting to say to the universe in the ensuing 40 years? It might be that an evil […]

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Samuel L. Jackson Has a Message for Ice Bucket Celebs

“All you celebrities out there who poured ice water on your heads, here’s a chance to do something else.” Samuel L. Jackson makes a great point. I don’t even know what charity the Ice Bucket Challenge was supposed to support, all I know is that people everywhere were suddenly pouring water on themselves and haughtily […]

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Pale Blue Dot

Just because this is good to listen to again now and then. Our little “mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam.” Thanks, Carl Sagan.

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Chipotle Ad for an App is More Than Just an Ad for an App

I watched this ad from Chipotle the other day and couldn’t get it out of my head. It is such a striking message to come from a mass-production food company, especially one owned by McDonald’s (they are not owned by McDonald’s). I am not sure how to let the competing interests balance in my head, especially since […]

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Well don’t feel bad, baby …

The fact is that people are violent. Sometimes that violence unimaginably spills into the world of our children’s schools. That is horrible, and makes my eyes well up with sorrow. But this story didn’t turn out as badly as it might have, mostly because of the incredible heroism of a bookkeeper named Antoinette Tuff. She […]

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New Apple Commercial All About Apple