Category Archives: Mark’s Life

Joe Biden at Netroots Nation Detroit

I spent yesterday at the Netroots Nation conference in Detroit. The highlight for me was probably getting to see Vice President Joe Biden, who showed up at Cobo Hall about halfway trough the day to rile up the gay, abortion-loving base of the Democratic party. There were a number of noteworthy moments… like when, after […]

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The Ramones are dead. Long live the Ramones.

It’s being reported this morning that Tommy Ramone, co-founder of the seminal New York punk band The Ramones, and last surviving member of the original group, died yesterday at the age of 65. If I had to credit one band with setting me on the path that led me to where I am today, it […]

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Totally Quotable Arlo: presented without context for your consideration edition

[If you enjoyed this episode of Totally Quotable Arlo, be sure to check out our small but growing library here.]

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Is Star Trek good for girls?

At some point, about a year ago, Clementine and I got out of the habit of reading together every night. It might have had something to do with the fact that Arlo had come along, and was demanding more of my time, but I suspect she’d also gotten to an age where our interests were […]

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Probably not the best thing for someone who strugges with OCD to see upon opening his computer

On the front page of Reddit this evening: [Details on this foolproof DIY cure for OCD can be found here.]

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