Accusations sometimes exist, persist, or are dismissed due to the ambiguity of what we don’t know. In the future, we’ll know more of it.
Are phone makers about to force their phones onto carriers?
News from around the world.
A Review of “The Girl on the Train” (2016)
Having trouble finding the soul of your fictional society? Have you considered their fundamental rule-making process? Why not take a little time to suss the foundations of your make-believe culture by drafting their constitution? You might find that specific laws, mores, and cultural habits are easier to develop when you have a framework for decision-making and conflict resolution.
Baseball! And other sports.
There was an old Herman (by Jim Unger) cartoon that showed a mummy talking to a guy wearing stereotypical ancient Egyptian dress and the mummy was pointing, with arm outstretched, saying “none of those buildings used to be there”.
A beautiful song about (against) gentrification. And breaking up. And getting older. And memories fading.
Last week Bug developed hives all over his body. Misses school for the rest of the week. Freaked us out, because to date, he has no known allergies. Urgent care put him on Benadryl, which did nothing. Two days later, PCP puts him on Prednisone, which ended the hives, and spun him up so much we spent a day letting him run around the Arizona Science Center (nice place, BTW). Yesterday I get a call that the throat swab the PCP took came back positive for Strep (the quick test was negative), turns out the kid has Scarlet Fever, sans the fever, or the sore throat, or the vomiting…
Taking, snorting, ingesting, vaping, and so much more…
Figuring out the story you eventually want to tell.
Ordinary Sunday Brunch is Ordinary Times cultural quick links for you enjoyment. This week; music, art, history, food, architecture, and religion, with music to read, share, and discuss.
Spider-Man. The pre-review.
(If you want to avoid spoilers entirely, just get it. It’s worth getting.)
A few words from a momentarily homeless editor emeritus.
On becoming good citizens.
Linky Friday is Ordinary Times’ Friday tradition of bringing you various links from across the web and around the world. This week, a special Hurricane Florence edition with music interludes and plenty to read, share, and discuss.
Some weeks you wake up on Friday and yell “wait! I’m not ready!”
Some weeks you wake up on Tuesday and ask “wait, is it Friday yet?”
Hurricane Florence is an unfolding storm slamming into the North Carolina coast. This thread will allow for ongoing updates about the storm.
I drove a few hundred miles to trade my two youngest children for a generator, gasoline, and 3 Walmart bag of batteries and various illumination devices. Though it might sound like the plot to the next Mad Max movie, I deemed it a responsible parenting decision.
Should I buy a car from Larry’s Automobiles, a dealer known colloquially as Larry’s Lemons?
Live life in a tech world.
Many Americans consider it boorish to bring up politics or religion outside of sanctioned times and places. One simply does not talk politics at the dinner table. It won’t do.
But the gaming table is not the dinner table. Ideally, you play games with friends. Or if your close friends don’t share your hobbies, then at least your regular group is acquainted well enough that political differences of opinion are unimportant enough to keep you from playing together. Or if that isn’t the case, then at the very least you all retain enough courtesy to stow your partisan inclinations while the game is underway.
If the left see Avenatti busy about the work of the resistance while elected officials only talk about it, with little to show for it, the opening for an outsider might be an Avenatti-sized hole in 2020.
Planetary light shows!
… and worse and worse…
Word came today that an agreement has apparently been reached between the Senate presiding over the impeachment trial and two of the justices, Margaret Workman and Beth Walker. The two judges have purportedly agreed to be censured, but will keep their seats on West Virginia’s high court.
Terrorists, Towers, Sailors, Spies….
When do sex offenders stop paying for their crimes?
Amber Guyger shot Botham Jean to death. She survived her subsequent encounters with the police.
Drug court cannot solve the epidemic we face. No one thing can. But as we continue to lose an entire generation to the scourge of opiates and meth, something is better than nothing
Science, social science, speculative science…
The Anonymous Writer to the New York Times is not a Patriot, but he’s not a Coward either.
What Makes Spider-Man Work?
Ordinary Sunday Brunch is Ordinary Times cultural quick links for you enjoyment. This week; music, art, history, food, and religion, with music to read, share, and discuss.
I have no way of knowing where the overlap of Tucker Carlson the man and Tucker Carlson the brand occurs. But we have enough body of work on the latter to know what he is implying and to what audience it is aimed, and it is not to be a positive towards people of differences.
The old “bait and switch”. (On The Spider-Man video game graphics controversy.)
And never code in plus, plus C
Linky Friday is Ordinary Times’ Friday tradition of bringing you various links from across the web and around the world. This week, “An Airing of Greivances,” with music interludes and plenty to read, share, and discuss.