Writing Down the Jones

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Ice Water In My Veins, Not On My Head

Yesterday I finally got my first invitations to the ice bucket challenge. Here’s my response: not happening. I’m not even sorry. There’s one inexorable reason I’m not going to partake, and it’s quite simple. I don’t want to. My parents and teachers spent a great deal of time convincing me...

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Trying to Convince Nobody to Change the World

I’m sharing this (Why Must Dudes Ruin Perfectly Good Superheroine and Action Franchises with Their Requests for Diversity?) for two reasons. One: I tend to agree with the sentiment…there’s no reason for Marvel and DC’s movies to be so male heavy, especially considering the roles of Ms./Captain Marvel, Spider Woman,...

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The Reacher & The Settler

[Disclaimer: I always get brilliant (to my mind) ideas late at night, and wait to write them until I'm thinking well. But I never do. So I'm writing this at 3 a.m. Forgive me.] I’m watching the How I Met Your Mother episode called “Jenkins.” In it, they discuss the concept...

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The Benefit of Being a Gentleman

I think there’s a great challenge in finding ways to get new people charitably engaged. Usually that means having an event or drive where the focus is on having fun or gaining something for yourself, while giving a kickback to a charity. The DJCC does that through Taste, our annual wine...

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GoDaddy’s Alright (or “Id10t Errors”)

This weekend I discovered that things aren’t always what they seem. I know, I’m old enough to know better, but sometimes I still buy into the hype. When I started working on MyComicr (formerly Comimics) about two years ago, I knew absolutely nothing about application development. It was a project...

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How Highways Hurt Dallas

Conventionalists will scare people with simplistic questions such as “How will people get to work?” Rest assured, people get to work in good cities, too. London doesn’t have any inner-city highways. People get to work. The eggs still get delivered. Traditionalists recognize the complexity of cities. They know that, for success, many layers of city-making need to work together.