Essays

Why I’m Leaving Facebook

Why I’m Leaving Facebook

I quit Twitter Yesterday. It was the first social media platform I ever joined. Years ago, a friend, another web developer, told me about it. I joined and connected to him. We tweeted Bob Dylan lyrics back and forth. From what I could tell, it was like texting except...

How We See Each Other

How We See Each Other

We can’t talk to each other because we don’t understand each other. Yes, we can still disagree while LISTENING TO and UNDERSTANDING each other.

My Analog Friend, Gary

My Analog Friend, Gary

The truth is, I never really liked going to the bar. I hate beer and I'm an introvert—crowds make me uncomfortable. But I went because Gary was going with or without me. And he expected me to come by and get him. I didn't want to disappoint Gary. So, for years, most...

On Elections

On Elections

I was an ardent supporter of the candidacy of Bernie Sanders, giving money every month and speaking out on behalf of his policies. I was not a cultist or a groupie. Like most (but not all) Sander's supporters, I was supporting policy. Although I believe he is a nice...

Medicare for America vs. Medicare for All

Medicare for America vs. Medicare for All

Medicare for America is a bill introduced in December 2018 by Democratic Representatives Rosa DeLauro and Jan Schakowsky. https://delauro.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/delauro-schakowsky-introduce-medicare-america The healthcare proposal is based on a plan...

Vincible

Vincible

Corporate capitalism isn’t invincible. In fact it’s nearing collapse. Here’s why.