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Journalists, Journalism, and Ethics

A long, long time ago, I aspired to become a journalist – I worked on the student newspaper at the University of Wyoming, The Branding Iron, and I harbored dreams of becoming a well known and well respected journalist in Wyoming.

Something funny happened on the way to fulfilling that dream and I ended up […]

Present / Future / Antwerp

Back when I was busy watching Firefly, I noticed that the future lacked Wal-Mart.

And such absence is not limited to just Firefly. Even in Star Trek, whether the Enterprise was visiting a wild frontier outpost or a modern star-base, Wal-Mart was not in evidence. Communities and commerce center on street markets where people competed […]

Annoying Humans

I have to admit that for the past week or two I have become increasingly annoyed with my fellow man for what might seem like a trivial issue.

But it is not trivial.

Why do people, as soon as they get to the top of the stairs, the end of a moving walkway, off of […]

My OCD

Ok, so I have quirks.

Who doesn’t?

Here’s one of my odder ones–say what you will:

Wherever I am working, I use the bathroom (toilet for the Europeans)–not a big deal, but over the course of a day, I will try to make sure I use all the urinals in the bathroom. In Jena, not […]