Miscellany

Thoughts On Serial Season 1: A Podcast Post Mortem

The first season of Serial is the most popular podcast of all time. With over five million downloads, it far outpaces anything that’s come before it. People attribute the show’s success to a number of things: 1) It adopted a…
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How Raising a Toddler is Not Unlike Living in Jurassic Park

There are so many things that I love about being the father of a toddler. Toddlers are wonderful. They are also scary. The “terrible twos” is not just the period when your child learns to throw tantrums and deflate into…
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A Dispatch to the Future: Horses, Robots, & The End of the World

Beside Myself

What I am writing in this post has already become irrelevant. Writers have an uneasy relationship with time. They often aren’t appreciated until they cross their arms and lay down in a coffin. Writing, by its very nature, is communication with…
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Then, Who Won the Space Race?

My last post on why “America Did Not Win The Space Race” ruffled some feathers on Reddit and Twitter. So before I go further let me put a few things straight: 1. Americans walked on the Moon. Period. Moon landing…
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Happiness is Bunk

Sometimes while sipping a tonic of cynicism I wonder if our notion of happiness is just a marketing campaign dreamt up to sell laundry detergent and tickets to a certain mouse infested theme park. Companies tease us with the chimerical…
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Obligatory New Year’s Post: 2015 Edition

Bright Green Butterfly

At the beginning of last year I wrote a post about how it seems like everyone has an inexplicably strong set of feelings about New Year’s Resolutions. Not much has changed since. Some decry Resolutions as an act of futility…
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