Making friends with strangers. Exploring social media on Twitter

I went from five to thirty followers in one day. Posted using hashtags and at symbols. Joined a chorus of talking voices all hoping to be heard. If they follow, I follow too. We chase each other around, yelling into the crowd: notice me, like me, see me. Mundane observations become the fuel for the … Continue reading Making friends with strangers. Exploring social media on Twitter

Huckberry.com: The artifice of the working man.

Recently I got a password alert from Google. Someone had compromised one of my accounts. I found Huckberry.com and discovered I had created an account there. Why, when, I don’t know. It must have been a time of aspirational thinking if they can sell a work shirt for $128. Shoes. Denim. Coats. Everything is of … Continue reading Huckberry.com: The artifice of the working man.

Donald Trump says somethings that makes me think he’s smart.

Fake news. Figured I'd start there. Lord knows it gets the networks in a bunch. But he just keeps yelling those words. Fake news. At every outcry to things he changes, to every over inquisitive reporter, fake news, he declares. And is he wrong? Something about that declaration. How it is almost comical in it's … Continue reading Donald Trump says somethings that makes me think he’s smart.

Oh fuck, we’re burning books

One of the more disheartening aspects of cancel culture is it is my generation that is doing it. We, the vanguards of internet connections, the children of the 80s, who grew up with Commodores and Apple II's, decided we should police speech. We agreed when twitter delisted. We shaked our fists to #metoo. We said … Continue reading Oh fuck, we’re burning books

History Lessons. Low-IQ Troops in the Vietnam War

How a war is fought when the people don't like it. Or, why greater powers now control the news. Every war after Vietnam has been in exercise in carefully controlling the message the public receives. You can't report the story if you aren't there to see it. The powers that be decide where the journalist … Continue reading History Lessons. Low-IQ Troops in the Vietnam War