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Scrooge Moment

Reprinted from a 2001 Blatherings post. Since my mother died and especially since my brother and his wife died, Christmas has never been the greatest time of the year for me. The insistent Christmas carols piped into shopping malls, the glitter and party atmosphere, the increased barrage of BUYBUYBUY…I get cranky, . . .



Woodpile Philosophy: A Practical Application

This post has been moved over from my old website, mainly so I can post it as a cautionary tale for those considering starting up their own Mastodon instance or other online community. In June/2000, I sold my Web site to a company to the U.S. and moved to Philadelphia for six . . .