Two Brothers Walk China’s Great Wall End-to-End

This updates and replaces a post from August 8 2022, a few weeks after the journey described here had first begun. The Lindesay brothers, Jim & Tommy, have now completed their 3,260 kilometer traverse along the entire length of the Great Wall of China, walking and jogging the whole way. They documented their journey in … Continue reading Two Brothers Walk China’s Great Wall End-to-End

HEY… It’s Not Your Father’s Email

For as far back as I can recall, I've been looking for a system that enables me to utilize and process email beyond simply reading and either filing it or deleting it. Email is indispensable in modern life... and inescapable... and the bane of existence for many of us. There's way too much of it, … Continue reading HEY… It’s Not Your Father’s Email

Society Needs a Collective ‘Time Out’

An article in yesterday's New York Times got me thinking. It described the latest round of something we see constantly these days: speakers (usually conservative) being shouted down or denied a platform altogether by (usually "progressive") students or activists. The right does this too, though in their case it's often more institutionalized than ad hoc. Examples include … Continue reading Society Needs a Collective ‘Time Out’

The Other Big Lie

The news has been consumed since 2020 with 'The Big Lie' where Trump & Company have been insisting the presidential election was stolen. Some 60 lawsuits have failed to present credible evidence, the Cyber Ninjas in Arizona actually found additional votes for Biden, and Sidney Powell's source proving fraud is an "internally decapitated" woman who … Continue reading The Other Big Lie

Goodbye, Twitter! Hello, Mastodon!

Note to personal friends... If we obviously know each other and you want to join Mastodon, contact me privately by email or Facebook Messenger. I will send you an invitation link to join my server at Mastodon, which will simplify the process and leapfrog you through sign-up. Read below & you'll understand. Elon Musk has … Continue reading Goodbye, Twitter! Hello, Mastodon!

My Liberal Turn

I became a socialist in the early '70s before attending college. While never a member, I've been involved off and on in different capacities with the U.S. Socialist Workers Party (SWP) ever since — until last spring. In April I broke off my connection over political differences. This has led to a series of letters, … Continue reading My Liberal Turn

A Day to Remember a Lifetime of Memories

Souls tend to go back to who feels like home. N.R. Hart This past Friday is a day I will long cherish. My college friend, Wendy, lives in Australia now but comes back home to the states from time to time. We last saw each other before the pandemic — too long! Freed now of … Continue reading A Day to Remember a Lifetime of Memories

Missing the Point: Meditation, Rumination & Journaling

I've come to realize that 2022 has apparently been a very hard year for me emotionally. A series of big events have apparently thrown me for a loop: a life-changing political upheaval in April, a distressing family hospitalization, and several months of chaos & disruption with two home renovation projects. I didn't fully appreciate the … Continue reading Missing the Point: Meditation, Rumination & Journaling

National Coming Out Day 2022 — It’s Never Been More Important

A list of support resources is provided at the end. October 11 was declared National Coming Out Day in 1988 to mark the first anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. It had been almost 20 years since the 1969 Stonewall riots when thousands of us descended on Washington DC … Continue reading National Coming Out Day 2022 — It’s Never Been More Important