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Send In The Clowns

“Daddy,” she asked as I attempted to rock her to sleep, “can, can, can you sing the other song?” At night we put her in her crib and let her do the work. But nap times are more challenging, so even though Ada is now two years old, I still rock her to sleep in…

Three Dog Night

Here is the scene: we, meaning my wife, myself and our three dogs, are holed up in one of the grossest hotel rooms we’ve ever stayed in. Outside there is almost two feet of snow, and it’s yet to stop. As far as I can tell, we are the only guests in the entire hotel.…

AI, Trump and Money in Politics

So for folks who only read what I write when they get a ping from this blog, I’ll try to post more of my Prompt stuff here. This one is part exploration of the dark side of money in politics and part exploration of how AI works. Click here.

I wish I’d known this earlier in my life…

Head on over to The Prompt to read about the history lesson that changed my view of America. Don’t worry, it’s bipartisan. And it involves…wait for it…hippos. So please click, read and if you also feel an overwhelming urge to make other people understand this crazy story in our common history, share.  

Did you hear about those Alien Megastructures?

Ok, so before I send you over to The Prompt to checkout my latest post (spoiler alert: it’s on Alien Megastructures) – I have a quick request: If you are on Facebook AND you have been even just mildly entertained by anything you’ve read of mine (or anyone else) on The Prompt site, could you go and LIKE the Prompt’s Facebook PAGE? That would be awesome.  Without further ado…Alien Megastructures.  

Taking a Risk…

If you know me (and most people who read my blog probably do know me) – I’m NOT a risk taker. I took a risk a while back and published my first couple pieces on this blog, and since then, sharing my writing doesn’t usually feel risky. But, this week, over at The Prompt, I wrote a piece that feels (for me) really, really risky. Because unlike personal stories or takes on science and robots, this piece is about a somewhat contentious social issue. I suspect some of you may read it and totally disagree with my opinion on this…