mass media and the real “liberal” bias

A bunch of claims about “The Media” have become cliché now. The usual accusations of “liberal bias” or “corporate domination” (depending on your world view) are taken for granted and used to premise entire arguments, especially in one’s own political circles where examining the assumed premises has become a shocking violation of ethics. I find…

getting all your tacks in a row

I never solved Rubik’s cube. As an ‘80s kid, you can bet I tried. I worked on it obsessively in junior high. One time I got so bad, my Mom had to put a moratorium on it, perhaps because she was sick of seeing the damn thing or she began to doubt herself as a…

I’m not a morning person

I like mornings. I like the quiet. I love letting my eyes soak in that unbelievable, mellow gold morning light. You know the one. I like the stillness in my soul. I don’t know if it’s from having rested, or the softness of the sun’s brilliance at that hour, or the romance of waking up…

Reheating the oven

Is anyone still out there? Of course you are. Let me rephrase. Is anyone out there still even remotely interested in the thought oven? It’s been a hectic couple of months… professionally and personally. New job, a couple of writing gigs, mostly good things. Those of you who care to know more details already do…