The air is fucking poisoned

Northern California has horrendous fires burning, and, as of tonight, we’re told that 1,000 people are missing and at least 600 are dead.  This is awful, and my heart goes out to everyone who lost a loved one or lost a home.  It’s hard to even imagine that level of personal devastation and horror. The […]

Driven to Distraction

Among the things I’m anxious about in the world today, the prospect of technology advancing beyond our ability to control it ranks pretty high.  I guess there’s an argument to be made that “technology,” broadly defined, has already done irreparable damage to the planet, and that the present is just as worthy of our anxiety […]


Wow. Okay, so election night seemed like it was going to take the incredibly bleak turn I had prepared myself for during the first three and a half hours after the polls closed.  But then, at around 8:30 PM PST, things started to calm down, and the Democrats started winning races.  And when I say […]


I have a bad feeling about what’s going to happen tomorrow. Part of this is heavy recent Twitter usage triggering my “research” OCD, making me look for re-assurance from each pundit in my feed who’s giving their opinion about how the election is going to go, hoping they’re stating with confidence that they know it’s […]