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Writing is hard. Slipping from daily posts

I had a really good streak going. I nearly wrote everyday for solid month. The last 2 weeks has been poor. I’ve been tired. I don’t feel like I have anything to say. A couple of things have popped in my head and then out. I’ve tried to ration my posts to make sure I […]

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What is privacy anyway?

I’m not being funny. What does it mean to people? For most I would expect that its something to do with people not being able to see you naked or take a shit. But with a world of data collection on everything (and every website) and buying everything with credit cards…. what does it actually […]

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Premier League Round 5: Sunday. Crap predictions from a crap pundit

This is more like it! Last Sunday was all crap, this Sunday is all class match ups. All four team played in Europe this week so we can’t really say there will be an issue there. They are all on even ground with the fact they have played extra games. Chelsea v. Arsenal A London […]

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Can’t Sleep? Get off your devices.

Quick note… occasionally, I see a post on Facebook or Twitter saying “Can’t sleep…” I immediately think GET. OFF. YOUR. DEVICE. Screens stimulate your brain to think it’s still daylight. That’s why you can’t sleep with a TV, a phone or a laptop open. No screens for 30 minutes before sleep. Start reading a book… […]

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Premier League Round 4: Sunday. Crap predictions from a crap pundit

Holy shit these are crappy games. The Premier League doesn’t quite get how to arrange it’s schedule so that there are no shit games. I guess the NFL has this problem as well… but fucking hell. This is real crap. Burnley v Crystal PalaceWow! This is a shit game. Fucking hell. I have a lot […]

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Podcasts, podcasts, PODCASTS!

I love a podcast! For that matter I love Sports Talk radio. If it were up to me, I’d have it on all the time. But it isn’t so I have to rock with my podcasts. I listen to them at my desk, while going for a walk or sometimes just sitting on a coach. […]

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Reading old posts – a lot less self-hatred

This blog has about seven years of posts in it. I’ve had several different places where I have posted, but this WordPress blog was a backup for other spots I was posting (tumblr, Posterous) As such it contains quite an archive. As I stumble thru and look at older posts, I am shocked. My older […]

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I gotta write something… Ok… Parenting…

Giving yourself a goal of writing everyday is hard. Just after you write something and feel safe, the next day comes around and you have to write again. I don’t have the luxury of my days on the Subway being captive and having to write something… so… parenting. Aveline is now 3 and a half […]

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Labor Day thoughts

Labor Day is a day we are supposed to be celebrating workers and their labor. Its a holdover from our days when we actually had Unions that functioned in the United States. We don’t now. Labor Day should be on May First like it is in the rest of the world, but the US forced […]

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Ugh. No Premier League Football this weekend.

The geniuses in Europe decided that they’d start their league for 3 weeks, then take a 2 week break for international games. its the worst. Can you imagine in the USA if a league too a break after starting 3 weeks in? We have bye in the NFL and All Star Breaks in other sports, […]

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Stuff on my mind: Trump as Archie, Death of a Friend, The Left has problems

It’s not easy to keep writing… I’m almost not going to keep my daily streak going. Here goes. Trump is Archie Bunker Both from Queens, both about the same age as Archie was on the the show. There is something that all New Yorkers of a certain age know… its the white guy from Queens. […]

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I just watched “The Deuce” on HBO, here is what I think.

First off, I love David Simon. He created “The Wire” which may be the greatest television show of all time. So he gets a lot of rope from me. Throw in George Pelicanos and you have the makings of a great show. I can’t tell you everything about the pilot, was half following, but just […]

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I committed, did the work and reached my goal. 25 posts in August

About three weeks ago, just after I finished the altMBA, I committed my goal to post everyday this month to paper Commitment to the work – Help me reach my goal Everyone has helped me so much and with 3 days to go, this will be my 25th post in August. A funny thing happened on the […]

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Stuff on my mind: Tyranny, Boxing v. MMA, MCFC

When I don't have a full thought to throw down… I like to put things out there on my mind. Tyranny. Hi everyone, did you know you are living in a tyrannical United States? What would your life look like if it were a fascist regime who suspended elections? It would probably look just like […]

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The Darkness Decends: Depression in daily life

I always wanted to be depressed. Like it was something that was good. I wanted to be mentally ill because my eldest brother was/is and he was a vortex of attention. Everything was sucked in his direction. How does a family survive a vortex in its own walls? We just did. Casualties? Well, a childhood, […]

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A new way to stay connected. TinyLetter

I was on Facebook and saw the tech writer and pal, Dan Ackerman share that he was going to using TinyLetter… I clicked it, saw it was a MailChimp product and bingo! I was in. So once in awhile I may send one of these out. Please sign up. Thanks Dan for the tip.

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Post-altMBA dip: NOW the work starts

The shine is gone. The glow has dimmed. The fire cooling. The real work begins. After the altMBA ended I was so excited. I had so much energy. I started this blog going again. I live streamed some football content that I always wanted  to… I had momentum… A funny thing happened… the slack channel […]

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I get Trump and I am worried no one else does.

When I see him speak, I get it. He’s entertaining, he’s brash, he’s confident and he understands his audience. It’s madness and maddening to anyone thinking rationally. The key? Don’t think rationally. Trump is a person who wants adulation. Nothing else. He thinks of everything as transactional to that end of adulation. His truth is […]

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Showing the work…

The experimentation is continuing… I’ve been using something called Open Broadcaster Software to learn how to create streaming and recorded videos. So far so good. I found a FANTASTIC tutorial on YouTube  (shout out to Nerd or Die!) and have been watching those to learn. My first stream was just a short week ago, but […]

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The American Union.

Why do the states have to be United? The Constitution is not Holy Text. It’s not handed down by God. Why do we have to still be a Union? Maybe we can be like the EU? Just a series of business laws, free emigration and shared currency? Everyone would get what they want no? It […]