Posts contained in the “Modern Life” category:

Items from my life, and therefore, completely boring.

70s Music Break, part 2

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As a follow-up to my first 70s music break post, here’s some more damn music. I’ve gotta admit, I don’t really remember that one all that well. But it has all the hallmarks of 70s music: polyester, bell bottoms, family quintets, and a real Brady Bunch vibe. To be honest, it’s not a bad song, …read more…

70s Music Break

Redbone

We need a little break. Here, enjoy some great music. Redbone is probably the best known American Indian rock band. It’s sad they’re not more widely recognized. The Commodores were amazing! I could listen to all their music over and over again. Santana on guitar, Alex Ligertwood on vocals. Great song. This is not the …read more…

Protected: rogue waves, again

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Moving, Again

I have moved again, hopefully for the last time for a bit. I need to catch my breath. I’ll be at this place for a bit, because while it’s not the best place ever, it is roomy. I have a smallish, but perfectly functional kitchen and dining room (complete with an icemaker—time to start making …read more…

A list of things about the new apartment…

My boss asked me the other day what I thought of my new apartment, and that question created a bit of an overload in my brain, so I gave him an inane, but socially acceptable, response. Here is a list of things I’ve noticed about my new apartment. The recycling gets picked up on Wednesday. …read more…

Miscellany #006

When You Are Clearly Overqualified for the Dance Contest If you can’t see the video above, it’s because DreamHost has once again decided to fuck some of its customers, and not in a good way. Do not use DreamHost. While they are sometimes good (and used to be great) they are often a shitstorm of incompetence …read more…

If You Follow Me on Social Media

This is a quick guide to all the places you can find me on social media and what to expect when you finally get there.

Today is Monday, July 3, 2017

Here are ten things. Enjoy. 1. I spent Canada Day like a true American That is, I spent most of the day shopping. It wasn’t my choice, but there you are. Eventually, all Americans end up at the mall and/or the liquor store. 2. I woke up alone and embarrassed… I had jury duty earlier …read more…

Ditto Machines Were the Real Deal

Unfortunately, you can’t get that distinctive smell from a video. It was marvelous.

Biology Class Files

I was going through some old boxes, and I found a handful of old biology class handouts from college. Looking through them, I realized how much fun I had being a biology major, mainly because it involved traipsing through some fairly wild countryside. At any rate, I decided to scan them and put them online. …read more…

Incidents in the Experience of White Privilege

White picket fence

A good friend of mine recently sent me a link to “What I Told My White Friend When He Asked For My Black Opinion On White Privilege” by Lori Lakin Hutcherson, the editor of Good Black News, and said that as a result of reading it, he finally understood what white privilege is. In that …read more…

Miscellany #005

I have to admit, I’ve tried this once before. Actually, I’ve tried it two—no, three times before. Well, the fourth time is the charm, isn’t it? Actually, I’m still reluctant about links, which is weird, because the whole point of the web is links. Links are why Tim Berners-Lee (god, I can’t wait to see …read more…

The Ongoing Saga of the Cream Cheese

Every once in a while, one of my coworkers will get up fifteen minutes early, stop by our local Temple of Bread, and pick up three dozen bagels and some cream cheese to share with the rest of us. For fifteen or twenty minutes they are our hero, but then, bagels devoured, we slink off …read more…