October 23, 2019

I was fascinated by the people who had to build a new world after everything they thought they assumed turned out to be almost totally useless. Read more

September 12, 2019

In a world where it becomes very easy to buy one’s way to the front of any given line, what happens to those who can’t buy their way to the front? Read more

August 7, 2019

Maybe if it wasn’t late capitalism I wouldn’t need eyeglasses because I wouldn’t have to squint at the computer screen all the time. But maybe if it wasn’t late capitalism I would be squinting at everything, because I have 20/400 vision. Read more

July 12, 2019

Three weeks ago, just after we moved, I was in Kroger, shopping. When I shop I normally price-compare, check coupons, move through the store in order, and generally attack shopping as if it’s D-Day and I’m the Allied generals. Somewhere next to the frozen tuna, it all fell apart. Read more

June 27, 2019

If, like me, you are someone who depends very heavily for your sanity on having things stay where you put them, like the Entwives, moving will test that sanity. Read more

May 20, 2019

We are now trying to pretend this is an actual human interaction. It’s not. It’s a bot. I’m OK with it being a bot. Read more

May 17, 2019

I believe in learning for its own sake as a way of building character and connecting us with the transcendent. I also believe that it wouldn’t hurt us to tell people when we’re learning things that are learned not for their own sake, or even for our own sake . Read more

May 8, 2019

Let your employees come up with their own rhythm of creativity and productivity. And for Pete’s sake, let them shut the door. Read more

April 23, 2019

It has not been an Easter kind of spring. Read more

April 9, 2019

I’ve been thinking often about how there are so many things that were done by others when I was a child have been offloaded to the individual, perceived-as-autonomous-and-rational consumer. Read more

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