Atheist, Skeptic and Geek (80 of 90)

Skeptics are less interested in what people think but in how they think. There is an overlap with the more assertive atheism which followed 9/11. Like atheists, skeptics treat as patronising and contemptible the cynical modern belief that you should not examine religion or alternative medicines because the simple-minded and uninformed find comfort in them. […]

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Out There (79 of 90)

The dream was always a little cabin, in the middle of nowhere, away from humanity, where I couldn’t cause anymore damage. I can see the cabin, a small 2 room place. The bedroom and living area separated by a door. One story. I have never much cared for two. It’s too difficult to escape. Too […]

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Speeches + Talks (76 of 90)

I am asked to speak to groups regularly. This is something that, years ago, I thought would be very cool. When I first attended the South by Southwest Interactive and Music conferences in Austin in 1994 or 1995 (I can’t ever remember when I began going), I remember sitting in the panel sessions day-dreaming about […]

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Tides (74 of 90)

I’m started and stopped this blog post several times in the last few minutes. I rarely have this problem, but today’s been filled with activity from start to finish. I’ve had precious little time to think about what I wanted to write. This is a good thing. Mostly. It’s good because the past few days […]

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7:53 (73 of 90)

23 months is a long time. We’ve covered that fertile ground before. I’m sure we’ll cover it again. Today, though, it was all about 7:53. Because today was my timed mile. Not that I have it planned and plotted out. I know my workout regiment well enough to tinker with it. Even during the dark […]

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The Traveler (72 of 90)

Travelers find a way to each other. One of my former students just returned from a semetser in Europe, and we had an unhappily happy reunion. There are some people simply meant for the road, and some people who aren’t. She is definitely the former. In fact, she’s leaving again for another overseas adventure in […]

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Like Tiers in the Rain (7o of 90)

There was a panel several years ago at South by Southwest Interactive conference about working in the cultural gutter. The idea: tales from people who’d come up through non-traditional technologically-based paths in traditional companies. I’d like to tell that I was on that panel, but I honestly can’t remember. Nearly two decades of the conference […]

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