About ten hours ago, the vernal equinox arrived here in the northern hemisphere. In honor of that, here's my traditional... (More...)

I had been planning to have a birthday party this year; partly just because it's been a long time since... (More...)

I'm at FOGcon, but boy am I not in con headspace. This morning I woke up a couple hours later... (More...)

TL;DR: This is another over-long customer service rant from Jed, this time explaining why I won't be using DoorDash again... (More...)

Twelve years ago today, my father was killed. I've been off-kilter for the past couple weeks; sometimes fine, sometimes sad... (More...)

Long but fascinating article about the effectiveness of various means of contacting US members of Congress. It contradicts some things... (More...)

Something that happens surprisingly often when I'm driving on the freeway: I'm in lane 2 (where lane 1 is the... (More...)

On the plus side: Recently acquired a lovely glass Klein bottle. Warm sunshine and blue skies have lifted my spirits... (More...)

I've somehow for years had the idea that Jack Finney's 1970 novel Time and Again (which I hadn't read) was... (More...)

In today's mail: Another envelope from the FBI! In response to my FOIA request about my father, which I filed... (More...)

Today is a Day of Remembrance: the 75th anniversary of FDR's executive order to incarcerate Japanese Americans. A bunch of... (More...)

Yesterday, I attended a really useful-to-me presentation titled "Activism 101: Finding your voice in government," about how to engage with... (More...)

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