Yesterday, Today, and Forever

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Yesterday: a Pedigree of Perdition through Parentage I have many claims concerning my lineage and what I have inherited from my ancestors. My father’s side of my family traces its roots back to Samuel Allen’s family who came over from … Continue reading

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Bury Bury Blackberry

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For the past year, I have been advising people plagued with zombie finger syndrome to buy Blackberry smartphones for having a tactile keyboard. I can no longer offer this advice. Blackberry has divorced its easy-to-use hardware from its easy-to-use software. … Continue reading

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The Zombie Finger Survival Guide

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A little over ten years ago, some self-styled genius at Apple decided that a capacitive touch screen would make an excellent human interface device. Since that time, most technology companies have followed suit. In addition, many service companies are now … Continue reading

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Ethereal Explanations and Spectral Speculations

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I have had four phantasmal experiences in my life. Of those four, I can easily explain one as being a lucid dream of hypnagogia. I know that the creation is not limited to what we see, hear, taste, and feel. … Continue reading

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Hypnagogic Hysteria Over Half-sized Hell Hounds

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I have had four phantasmal experiences in my life. Of those four, I can easily explain two as being the lucid dreams of hypnagogia. The following strange tale falls into the later category of my personal ghost stories. The Squirrel … Continue reading

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Sign of a Half-baked Half-truth Gospel

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I noticed the above sign on my way to work. The message is not too different from the typical slightly clever pithy statements that various churches put on their signs; however, this sign troubles me for two reasons. First, it … Continue reading

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A Tirade Against Tomorrow’s Technology Trends

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In my previous two tech tirades, I attacked the notion that current technologies make life easier. However, such technologies are leading to what some are calling a third industrial revolution. In The Oxford Handbook of Skills and Training, Stuart Elliot … Continue reading

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