Many (okay, fine, most) of the people I have interacted with lately have been commenting about me (sometimes to my face and sometimes not) on what a grumpy, grouchy, cantankerous anti-social person I have become. I paused the other day to ponder this development, and to consider what has caused this peculiar predicament. I have […]

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I play baseball. Amateur (i.e., unpaid). Fast pitch. I know, it’s nuts, but there you have it. Anyway, I’m heading out to the game and it’s across town. I’m on the highway (The Loop) and proceeding at terminal speed, which is 65 in this case. Hang on, maybe “terminal” and “speed” should not be used […]

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When we hear the word “technology,” the first thing that most of us think about is advanced computers, AI, digital devices and other such things. The simple truth is that anything that humans create represents technology. The root word “techne-” means that which is made by human hands (which by implication means that which was […]

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Let’s talk about the ancient fable, “The Hare and the Tortoise.” Everyone is hopefully familiar with this ancient tale but — for the sake of universal clarity and a shared starting point — I will provide a brief refresher. The hare is a fast runner. He brags about this speed and teases the tortoise, who […]

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I have a love-hate-hate relationship with technology. They (the same nefarious bunch that always promises to build Utopia) told us that technology would make our lives easier. Better. More fulfilling. Simplify things. What a crock of womanure (trying to be gender-sensitive here). How about some examples? Glad you bloody asked. Let’s talk email. Like a […]

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