Showing posts from November, 2016

#302 - The Bones of a Column

Motto: Hey Google, tell me about my day

I'm just going to post this as is - everything in italics is how my Posts start, before I fill them out with words.

Google Home. It's really really cool and shows a lot of potential. My wife was originally pretty skeptical, but she's come around on it quickly.

Black Mirror is a crazy, messed up, wonderful show. The Entire History of you is a perfect example episode - take a conceptual future, which is conceivably possible within my lifetime (and, realistically, I think very close to the direction we're heading) and show how or why we need to be responsible with it - because technology enables us to do so many great things while giving us a long enough rope to tie into a noose. Also how it explores the themes of constantly dwelling in the past or otherwise not being in the moment. About how you can sit and stew on something for forever, rather than dealing with it moving on with your life. Talk about the Google Home listening to each…

#301 - A Lot on My Mind

Motto: I'm Here to Make a Bargain
I have had a lot on my mind lately. An almost inexplicably large amount for a person whose so far into the steady-state portion of his life. I'm grown up. I'm out of college. I have a job, a wife, a house. I could justifiably continue doing exactly what I'm doing right now for the next 35 years and nobody would bat an eye. 

Maybe the fact that there aren't foreboding changes coming in the future is what's on my mind. Maybe the fact that there actually is a huge, foreboding change coming at some point (but not within the next 9 months to a year). Maybe that's on my mind.

My dad is a the best dad. He's there when you need him. He knows how to do stuff, and knows how to show you. He's smart, but also wise. Other kids' dads may have taken them to soccer practice, my dad was the coach. Other kids may have watched their little league games, mine was the organizer, coach, and sometimes even the pitcher. My dad got marrie…