• My Best of Reading 2014

    My Best of Reading 2014

    In 2014, I accomplished my soft goal of averaging reading a book a week for a year. That’s 52 books – 18,354 pages of wildly varying quality – over the course of the year. I’ve always wanted to do it, and now that I have, I probably never will again. Limiting this list to my

  • Best of Television 2014

    Best of Television 2014

    Making lists of favorite things is a fool’s errand, and no medium makes me more foolish than television. I watch too much of it, and keeping up with it has become more impossible by the day with programming expanding to platforms that aren’t even technically “television.” So how do I possibly isolate the 10 best

  • “Look at Tim Cook”

    “Look at Tim Cook”

    The night before Tim Cook officially came out publicly for the first time, I received a text message from one of my best friends. Roommates for years, we’d often text or instant message one another before bed, and sometimes we check in the same way now miles away. He was telling me that he was

  • What’s Happening in Ferguson?

    What’s Happening in Ferguson?

    Where? Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. What? The city is under siege for the last several nights as a highly armed police force clashes with town residents who are protesting the death of one of their own who was killed by a police officer. Conflicting reports lay blame on the officer and the

  • Kardashian Like Me

    Kardashian Like Me

    Many of the tech savvy people I follow have been ironically (or not) playing the new Kim Kardashian: Hollywood app for smart phones. Analysts are predicting that Ms. Kardashian may make upwards in $85 million dollars in profits from it.  I do not understand any of this. At first glance, it sounds like everything that