Miscellany

Why I’m Running the LA Marathon (Again)

This will be my fourth time to run a half or full marathon to raise money for clean water projects in Africa. The distance doesn’t intimidate me as much as it once did. I won’t be breaking any personal records…
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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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Clap Along… or not…

harrell Williams Happy Roof

Hey Folks! This is another installment in my series of “Memes & Lame Photoshop.” It appears that despite Pharrell Williams’ affinity for Arby’s-inspired Canadian mountie garb, he may not fully appreciate what it means to be happy in the frigid…
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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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America Did Not Win The Space Race

Griffith Observatory Telescope

I love space. The untamedness of it. The danger. It is the definition of bigness. It lends us perspective and can make us afraid. It is the final frontier. Actually… no. To say that space is the final frontier implies…
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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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