Category: Commentary

Leaving Facebook

I decided to pause my use of Facebook for the month of April and see what happens. This is a little background on my decision....

So you want to be an entrepreneur?

There’s been a lot of talk about The Great Resignation in which employees are quitting their jobs left and right, sometimes to go on to other jobs, sometimes not. The common wisdom I’ve heard too often is that the government needs to stop “all these unemployment benefits” and get...

The World Without Us

I’ve been fascinated by the idea of an earth after humans ever since I read some of Alan Weisman’s book The World Without Us. The idea of humans “destroying the planet” has always been a necessary bit of hyperbole; we are far more likely to destroy ourselves as a species...

Why I’m Still On Facebook

Yesterday, I received an e-mail notice of yet another change to Facebook’s privacy policy and finally decided to pull the trigger on something I’d been itching to do for a little while. Around mid-day, I posted the following status update… Once again, I’m reducing my presence on Facebook and trimming...

The Value of Choice

... It seems that more and more people in this society are unwilling to accept this responsibility or understand the concepts of free will and choice ... The freedom to make the wrong choices is vital to a person’s actual ability to make the right ones. This is...