As a new American, for less than a year, after working in the country on and off for nearly 40-years, I’ve been totally dumfounded that America is effectively governed by an unelected supreme court. Since the Roe vs. Wade ruling … Continue reading The Constitution
But it wasn’t to IBM, it was to the people, employees, customers and software I’d worked on and with. In the Summer of 2008, the project I was working on at IBM was canceled. I was offered a new position … Continue reading I left IBM in 2008, last week I said goodbye.
I spend much of my time working on research for jazz musicians, and associated people for my ctproduced.com website. I was looking through old magazines, especially issues of Look magazine for early pictures published by notable American photographer, Pete Turner. … Continue reading Colorado – Abortion Mecca For The Nation?
Recycling plastic is increasingly pointless. In this post I provide some resources to learn why and some suggestions about what to do. I’ve been getting slowly more nihilistic about plastic recycling. I continually remind our family to cut the paper … Continue reading Admit It, Plastic Isn’t Really Recycled
I’ve followed Naomi Wu on twitter for a few years. Her youtube channel tech videos are legend. When you first see Naomi in pictures or video, it’s surprising, for some I can see it could be challenging. I could care … Continue reading What’s Your Story?
This Washington Post article by Eli Saslow is both compelling reading and in equal measures depressing and a call to arms. This really isn’t about poor people who don’t try hard enough, don’t work hard enough, it’s about a failing system, everything from hours of work, to transport, and support systems. In many respects it resembles a self eating virus, where the only way forward for many is to eat their future. Meanwhile instead of meaningful change and addressing the issues, Republican States are wasting time banning books and trying any way they can to stop women getting abortions. Some … Continue reading The death spiral of an American family
When I left IBM after 23-years I won’t claim it was because of my age. I was 52 at the time and yes, I let them “pink slip” me. I was though disappointed but not surprised when I read this … Continue reading Age Or Experience?
I wrote the following as a thread on twitter yesterday, I thought it would be simpler than writing a blog post. It wasn’t. I do have the greatest empathy with the #LouisvilleCO residents who lost their homes. We can’t predict … Continue reading Resilience or Consequences
[I try not to cross post, but I’m going to break my rule twice with this. It was originally written for my linkedin account about a post I wrote on my music research blog. The embedded post has the story … Continue reading The stories that we tell.
As America’s west starts to suffer the consequences of one of the deepest and most severe drought in a century, largely due to climate change but also large increases in population and construction, the conditions elsewhere are increasingly bad. We’ve … Continue reading Water wars and more