Writing Down the Jones

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WDtJ Words of the Day: “Logic” & “Mobility”

Yesterday Jesus at Gizmodo shared his thoughts on this post from NPR: 40 Years Of Income Inequality In America, In Graphs. Wow, do things look grim… The graphic above on household income over the last 40 years is particularly striking: After adjusting to inflation, you can see that the lowest incomes...

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Pop Significance

Yesterday I came across two loosely related links. WhoIsU2.com, and HuffPo’s “What Apple’s U2 Stunt Really Says About the Future of Music,” by Kristi York Wooten. The first is a pretty humorous collection of tweets from people who are not only confused about the appearance of new music in their...

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I See Changes

I don’t like national news. That’s a broad brush – I care plenty about the federal government’s activities and if there’s another coming banking crisis or something like that – but considering what makes national headlines, and (more importantly to me) what types of stories take over my Facebook feed, I don’t think...

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I Don’t Sleep In

Holiday weekends are great. No obligations, no concerns, the only thing that can keep my from relaxing is me. I don’t do that very often, but I try not to let my “relaxing” get out of control. This can be boiled down to one concept: I don’t sleep in. I’ve...

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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,...