Why You Should Donate to Wikipedia

In today's environment of echo chambers, fake news, and confirmation bias, we seem to be heading down a path to voluntary ignorance. Where the end of that path leads, no one knows. However, we know enough to say that that place resembles hell more than heaven. The original promise of the Internet was to unite … Continue reading Why You Should Donate to Wikipedia

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Should I Give my 18-Month-Old Son the iPad?

I can remember it clearly, probably because it was repeated so many times. "Tony, stop watching TV and go outside and play." I would look up in a zombie gaze and squint my eyes at the bright light coming through the window. I would reluctantly click off the TV. Open the door. Go outside. Our … Continue reading Should I Give my 18-Month-Old Son the iPad?

Why The United Ejected Passenger Fiasco Will Not Hurt Its Brand

Quick informal survey: before two days ago, how many of you loved United Airlines? Yeah, I thought so. The video of the poor man getting ripped out of a plane due to the reality of over-booking looks bad. The screaming added a level of barbarism. The blood on his face when he came back only … Continue reading Why The United Ejected Passenger Fiasco Will Not Hurt Its Brand

On Swearing

I fucking love swearing. The pure pleasure of a well placed fuck is one of the things I hang on to in life. It might not be professional, it might make other people judge me, but you know what? Fuck them! Swearing is my outlet, my way of saying that I don't accept the world … Continue reading On Swearing

My Essay Featured in the New Book “Song Stories: Music That Shaped Our Identity and Changed Our Lives”

In the first exchange I ever had with Kyle Bylin, I led with the words 'alarmist' and 'short-sighted.' Not exactly the best way to start a conversation. I was responding to one of his articles back in early 2013 and felt that the headline was click-baity. I felt it didn't do justice to the nice … Continue reading My Essay Featured in the New Book “Song Stories: Music That Shaped Our Identity and Changed Our Lives”