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Running out of things to say about mass shootings… well, almost

I tried to write something last night about the Orlando shooting that just left 50 people dead, but I gave up an hour or so into it. I’d sliced my hand open earlier in the day while working on the renovation of 209 Pearl Street, which made it difficult to type. [My right thumb was […]

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Uber builds its own company town by putting its drivers in vehicles they can’t afford

Uber will eventually be a platform for the sharing of driverless cars. You’ll pay a flat fee every month, and a vehicle from their fleet (probably still owned by private individuals) will pick you up every time you press a button on your iPhone, and take you to wherever you need to go. Until then, […]

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Thinking about death, the legacy we leave behind, and David Bowie’s Blackstar

I had the occasion to spend some time this afternoon with a friend who, in spite of serious ongoing health issues, is launching a new social venture intended to bring resources to third-world farmers. When discussing his decision to launch something incredibly ambitious at this point in his life, when his heart is only functioning […]

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Why’s the internet turning on Jake Croman?

I’m fascinated by the evolution of frontier justice in the digital age. Whenever there’s a story of someone being turned on by the internet, I’m completely captivated. Regardless of whether or not it’s deserved, I just can’t turn away. It’s one thing to watch a story spread like Janet Jackson’s nipple across the internet, but […]

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Reader Poll… what’s more likely?

In an effort to get to know my readers better, I’ve decided that, on occasion, I will pose simple questions to this site, just to get a sense of what you’re like as a group. Here’s my first question. What’s more likely? For those of you who would like to read up on the evidence […]

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