We Here Highly Resolve

For democracy, times appear dark. All over the world this means of governance, conceived in liberty as Lincoln said, is in retreat. In Myanmar and India, in Hungry and Hong Kong and many other places direct and blatant steps to reverse the advance of self governance has been either legislatively adopted or a stronger power … More We Here Highly Resolve

2020 Vision

Hindsight is 2020, literally. What was that all about anyway? I mean who woke up on New Years Day 2020 mindful there would be a pandemic, rioting in the streets, Seattle downtown destroyed and abandoned, food shortages and more people passing away daily due to disease than we thought possible in the modern era? Not … More 2020 Vision

The Bard Goes West

This weekend the Covid Bored turn to the Bard for entertainments. I assembled some of the more memorable lines from the works of William Shakespeare thinking they might string together nicely. When I was done I was even more Covid Bored so I decided to Americanize the accent. This podcast answers the question “What would … More The Bard Goes West

Homecoming

It is that time of year again. The leaves begin to turn and the rain returns to Seattle, and so do the alumni of the University of Washington for Homecoming. Except not this year, not if they value their health.¬† Football was first cancelled, then delayed until November. Apparently a spike in the number of … More Homecoming

Self Drive, Drive Self

  Thesis: For self driving cars to work, everyone must use them such that the software can adequately predict the behavior of other vehicles. No exceptions. This requires a wholesale change of our American concept of Liberty, resembles the promises of a utopian world that always seems to degenerate into totalitarianism, and Americans are not … More Self Drive, Drive Self

Hey Nineteen

I thought I was terribly clever thinking about this Steely Dan song from my youth when ever I thought about the pandemic. Of course, there are those who are more clever, and certainly talented. So here something better than I could possibly have created. Right, we can’t dance together. Say it again.

COVID-19 America

When I recorded this piece a few days ago the butchers bill was only 8 times the number we lost on September 11, 2001. Today , a short while longer, it stands at 9 times that number. We get hopeful reports that the “curve is flattening” yet the more recent reports say the “curve is … More COVID-19 America