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May 17, 2019

Let People Enjoy Things

There are few things louder than someone trying to convince the world they don’t like something. Just let people enjoy things, y’all.

April 15, 2019

As the Gargoyles Look On

As I write this, Notre-Dame de Paris burns, despite the vigilant watch of its gargoyles, and I wonder if it has the energy to rise again from the rubble.

March 17, 2019

Never Really Prepared

Nine years ago we flood-proofed our home, and last week the water came in anyway. We’re never really as prepared as we think we are.

February 8, 2019

One Year of Self Care Through Mixtaping

A therapy session in the form of sixteen songs as the writer (creator?) takes the reader (listener?) back to a time when he was selfish, withdrawn, and completely unaware of either.

January 11, 2019

So, What Were The 90s Like, Dad?

A surprise from the pop charts, an assignment from a former substitute teacher, some Brit pop band I’ve never heard of: nothing’s really for sure when we talk music with a middle schooler.

December 10, 2018

Bah Humbug, Now That’s Too Strong!

‘Cause it’s my favorite holiday. Or so the song says, because really it’s a conflicted time filled with happiness, frantic wandering, anxiety and sadness, ALL OF WHICH are perfectly okay to put in a Christmas playlist.

November 27, 2018

Design By Committee: A Podcast Appearance by Me, Corey Vilhauer

I got to be on a podcast last week, where I talked about content strategy, web accessibility, and the complex models we need to create for robots to read our content. I also talked about picklebacks, as well as that time I didn’t get to go to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

November 5, 2018

I’m So Tired

Tomorrow is election day, so let’s go vote with some empathy and kindness in our hearts for once. Also: Rufus Wainwright.

October 11, 2018

Putting Things Back

A bunch of vaguely connected songs to listen to while putting things back together – in our houses, or maybe in our lives. Probably in our country, while we’re at it.

September 10, 2018

When Anyone Can Be Heard, Anyone Can Be Horrible

The 90s gave us a music explosion that changed how we discover and listen to music, just as the 10s have given us a communication explosion that changed how we can discover and listen to horrible people.