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When an Option to Unsubscribe is really a F*ck You. (The Loot Company)

Recently, it looks like The Loot Company has taken over what used to be Loot Crate – I had purchased a crate long ago as a gift. As part of the takeover, they sent me this email highlighting that I could have my personal information removed from the database moving forward: Sounds good right? Here’s […]

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Role of Governments: to Serve the People or to Control the People?

This recent podcast by NPR’s Planet Money reminded me of my own issues with the government, Episode 923: Good Teachers, Bad Deal: A Department of Education program gives talented, up-and-coming teachers a grant, not a loan, to help them pay for college. The condition: After you graduate, you have to teach in a low-income school. […]

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You Know You’re a Cyclist When…

A big thunderstorm is starting and there’s a ton of wind, you tuck your head into an aero position. While walking.

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Finding the Harvey Weinstein in Me

As the Weinstein allegations start to go Cosby, I wonder about my role as a man. Am I part of the problem, part of the solution? How do I know, other than boosting my own ego thinking, “I couldn’t possibly be part of the problem!” When I was living in Vietnam at the beginning of this decade, […]

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90 Degree Temperature and Rain in the Bay Area?

Late summer rain in 90 degree weather today in San Jose!