April 2, 2018

Several days after The New York Times and The Guardian's Observer broke the Cambridge Analytica Facebook scandal, I promoted an event for a client on his Facebook page. I made the post on a day and time during which Facebook receives some of its highest engagement. I i...

September 5, 2017

Today, our beautiful Columbia River Gorge burns. Ash falls from a jaundiced sky, choking our lungs with the stupidity of mankind. I fight the urge to mourn - the Gorge has been here since time immemorial, and will be here, recovering, long after we have wiped our speci...

June 17, 2017

Solutions to Problems That Keep Me Up at Night

"If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention," was a popular bumper sticker in the 90s. I remember looking at it and thinking, "if you are outraged you're part of the problem!"

Sometimes my social media feeds are so...

April 16, 2017

There exists consensus among writers regarding the importance of keeping a writer's journal, but none that I have read—Thoreau, Kafka, Emerson, Plath or the great wit Oscar Wilde—expresses what I find to be of greatest value to the task.

Frequently mentioned is the the...

February 5, 2017

This photo turned up in my social media feeds a few times over the past week along with a slew of negative comments. I admit, my initial reaction upon seeing it was also negative. But then I noticed that the painting in the background was Rembrandt's Night Watch which...

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