Time passes, and I'm living somewhere new. The drip of dripping taps to be fixed, the sunlight at different angles, the exploring, and slowly, the character of the new place and the relationship with it. The view. This town from another angle. The changing regular routes and the discoveries. Everything looks different from a few degrees out from where I was.
This internet connection after that internet connection. Some things don't change. Bitcoin price went down; now it's back up again. While it was down, there was a piece about banks getting together to attack the new "currency"; now that it's back up again, there's a piece about how it could disrupt the banking system. Swings, roundabouts, see-saws, winners, losers.
What happens here
This site is updated weekly, usually on a Friday although I might change that (again). I write it because (1) I like writing it and (2) I like having a deadline. More often than not, it works out as a commentary on the week just passed.
There are no ads, no pop-ups and no tricky business with cookies. I don't take money for my own opinions. I write this for myself, without a set agenda, on any subject that catches my attention. If you're interested enough, it's not hard to work out my interests.
No data is kept on this website overnight. Blog posts are shared to my Facebook author page. We can discuss them there if you feel so inclined.
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Read My Shorts?
Here is yet another page of old blog posts and other writings. Sorry, but I need my metaphorical sock drawer for metaphorical socks. The link to the page is right at the end of the paragraph here.
Roads without end
Here is a passage from a review of the book The Road to Somewhere by David Goodhart. I haven't read the book (yet), but the collected reviews would make a worthwhile set of political arguments in their own right. More.
State of the Union
Several commentators today saying that they've lost confidence in the US. Making their point by talking up the glories of the past. After two weeks of this administration, they're not going back.
Were they wrong, and they've seen the light? Or has the US changed? I guess the latter is the intended meaning. But we should at least acknowledge the possibility... More.