The Alarms on Turner’s Phone

Turner Winthrop IV of West Township, Maine has four roommates. Three of the roommates are pleasant, pay their rent on time, and go about their days without incident. One roommate knows that Turner does not password protect his phone and describes himself as "chaotic neutral" when company comes to visit. Today, Turner is experiencing one … Continue reading The Alarms on Turner’s Phone

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Criteria – A Crucial Update for the Modern World

Sites like Yelp need more review criteria. Rating based on five stars for the overall experience? That's not detailed enough. We live in the age of data, the age of analysis, the age of the algorithm. We need as much detail as possible in these reviews. I don't want to see what Bobby from Pueblo … Continue reading Criteria – A Crucial Update for the Modern World

What Comes Next?

As a great cultural moment on television comes to an end after eight seasons of making people watch four episode old characters die aren't we all wondering what comes next? What will help water cooler talk on Monday morning continue? What will make conversation at Memorial Day picnics as drama free as possible? What will … Continue reading What Comes Next?

Must Haves: Professional Advice

I switched jobs recently.   I went from a long established company to a small firm that is going through major growth. It is very exciting stuff, but most of the standard tools I know and love are unavailable and there are 1/4 of the people, so I'm needing to learn some new things. In this … Continue reading Must Haves: Professional Advice

Power Outage Thoughts

Power went out during my usual writing time this evening. As I sit and stare at my phone like a moth to flame, I can only put together a list of what household appliances are thinking at this literally dark hour. Here we go Dishwasher: My sensor mode senses a night off! Kitchen sink: I'm … Continue reading Power Outage Thoughts

The Singular Hobby of Dingo

Dingo loved one thing; weird conversations starters with strangers at parties. What would Dingo say to strangers on the street? Nothing but fun things like... I have the antidote. The full moon no longer affects me. Quarter moons are all the rage now. The magic trick failed! The bunny won't be coming back. The walk … Continue reading The Singular Hobby of Dingo