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June quickies

27 Jun 2020updated : 29 Jun 2020

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25 Jun 2020updated : 28 Jun 2020


Back at start of the month, when the Tom Cotton op-ed appeared in the New York Times, my first response — not to what he wrote, since I didn’t read it, but to the situation — was to tweet this:   It’s a reaction out of step with the general  …

Thing with feathers

2 Jan 2020updated : 14 Jan 2020


I live now just blocks from the shore of Lake Michigan, the eastern edge of Chicago’s expansive south side — near the site of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, which gave lasting imprint to urban space in this part of town, and the University of Chicago, founded about the same  …

Six of one,

12 Nov 2019updated : 27 Dec 2019

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The joke is on

10 Nov 2019

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My girlfriend took me to see Joker last night. It’s a film I’d thought it’d be interesting to see, certainly, but had no expectation of actually catching. When we’d decided that we’d go out, it was the Harriet Tubman movie (something I’d still like to get to before it’s moved  …

Stepping up

5 Oct 2019


I’ve made a contribution to Stack Overflow for the first time. That feels like a sort of milestone. I’m not a big user of the site — mostly find my way to it by way of googling concerning something or other I’m trying to accomplish in a WordPress setting, so  …

Medium, well —

18 Sep 2019


When I posted, I wasn’t thinking of the bit of writing I point to in August as a self-prompt to get to looking into what’s gone on with Medium, but it’s been that, to a degree, this week. A little catch-up on the fortunes of that high-profile tech venture is  …

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