An interesting history of crackers in the United States of America, including Cheez-its.
Evidence that progress isn't necessarily destructive
"For decades, we have been inundated with information purporting to demonstrate that the apocalypse is if not upon us then certainly threatening to appear in the next few decades . . .. The lives of most people, planet-wide, have dramatically improved in recent decades . . . ."
Jordan Peterson & Dr. Marian Tupy discuss the macro-state of the world as outlined in his book Ten Global Trends.
Someone sent me a link to this very interesting piece about COVID-19 vaccinations. My sharing it is not personal commentary--I don't know what to believe right now--but as more information for anyone who is interested
I recently read something about lithium mining and was upset with myself for not having realized the implications of using lithium batteries, supposedly so much better for the environment than petroleum. Instead of gaining wisdom with age I seem to be more confused by all there is to know about and the constant input of information, one of the reasons I limit my time online, not that that halts input.
Costa Rica extends tourist visas until June 2
Melodic, haunting, incredibly poignant
From a small town in the south east of england with dreams 10ft taller than he can ever hope to reach even on his tiptoes
- releasing music under the name lem0n, and streaming on twitch under the name p455ta
so many metaphors not enough sleep
Sometimes it's a real challenge to get up with a smile but I truly find my day starts better when I've made an effort to think about my great fortune to have slept in a safe, comfortable place and woken up with safety and comfort all around me and I have to smile.
Carole King - Beautiful (from Welcome To My Living Room)
My 2020 book "How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism" is a critique of Big Tech connecting conspiratorial thinking to the rise of tech monopolies and proposing a way to deal with both:
Now, it's available in paperback!
My first picture book is out! It's called Poesy the Monster Slayer and it's an epic tale of bedtime-refusal, toy-hacking and monster-hunting, illustrated by Matt Rockefeller. It's the monster book I dreamt of reading to my own daughter.
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Reading this piece about those forgotten by "Cancel Culture" reminded me of the Christmas Eve I was told I no longer had a job because I refused to have sex with the owner's son, who was managing the business. It ended up being a happy end to the harassments, as it qualified me to receive Unemployment Insurance, something that wouldn't have happened if I'd quit the job.
This might be the cutest little weasel you'll ever see
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