Here’s what someone is really saying to you when they say they’re a realist. What they’re saying is, your point of view is not grounded in reality. What you believe isn’t real. Meanwhile, their understanding of things is rooted in experience. They see how things really are. They understand the world. They get it. You, you poor, deluded fool, just don’t.
Every budding writer knows the rule: if you want to become a better writer, you have to stick to a routine. What happens when you do this for thirty years?
Feel like helping to fund the first real recording of a great, soulful band? Sure you do. Second Line Parade features smoky, sassy singer and strummer Stefanie, and they’ve got a great sound. Worth a listen. Drop a few bucks their way! Independent artists need our help if they’re gonna make it.
Three shows I’ve come to enjoy in the past few years–Vikings, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black–are all in their third season this year. And so far, all three of them have proven to be disappointments. Here’s why.
This is a great piece.
Stopping Smoking Is Not A Sacrifice, But A Liberation!
A review of K. Prasanth’s product reviews, and a discussion of my life with ASMR.
In this National Post article, Ontario’s information and privacy commissioner Ann Cavoukian said lots of things I was glad to hear. Many of them echoed our press release of January 17, which was timed to coincide with Barack Obama’s speech to Americans about NSA surveillance of ordinary American citizens. Shouldn’t Canada’s prime minister have been …
I had a great conversation via Skype today with a class of eighth graders in Chicago, Ill. These kids were the students of Gregory Michie, who is a dedicated teacher and also an outspoken critic of our current educational system, which is in shambles everywhere–not just in the inner city. But this isn’t going to …
Today I am writing a letter to Abdul-Jalil Al-Singace, who is probably the world’s most dangerous man… or so the Bahraini government seems to believe. Al-Singace is actually a 47-year-old engineer who has been in a wheelchair since he was a young man. He is currently serving a life sentence in a military prison in …