In the DNA?

Did he steal his fate or earn it?Was he force-fed, did he learn it?*  Anyone with even a passing interest in the Beatles and/or John Lennon probably thought the same thing I did when hearing “Valotte” — the first single from Julian Lennon’s debut album — back in the fall of 1984: “Holy shit, he […]

Easter Eggs

If you’re a video gamer, regularly watch DVDs, or even just a user of computers (and who isn’t at this point?), then you’re probably familiar with “Easter Eggs.” These are hidden bits of coding that reveal or unlock some special feature or joke: maybe an extra level in a game; a goofy message; an extra […]

Monday Musing, Post-Event Edition

Up at my job, we have a phrase we throw about from time to time: “It feels like the day after a board meeting.” This phrase is usually uttered, you guessed it, the day after a board meeting. Said board meetings typically occur on Thursday evenings, and, while they only last a couple of hours, […]

The Reading List (Part I)

As I type this, my heat is running and I can hear the sound of a plow scraping along the county road nearby–April is always exciting in upstate New York! We’re typically about a month behind on the onset of warm weather here (and, sadly, about a month ahead on the onset of autumn and […]