(Hello! You’re receiving this because at some point you signed up for a newsletter written by me, Jim Ray.) Near the start of this epoch, way back in…
Given the tech industry’s penchant for ignoring laws that stand in the way of them consuming what's left of the commons for their own personal…
International man of mystery Josh K. proposed quite possibly the most gruesome punishment imaginable for last issue’s typo: having to read through my…
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Much to my horror, I misspelled Anna Wiener’s name last time. I’m giving a free copy of her book to the person who responds with the most creative…
I survived the brain eating amoeba, though I did manage to prove snackworthy to some species of spider that drew actual blood. Thankfully, I’m safely…
Despite the ferocious name, brain eating amoeba do not, in fact, dine on our grey matter Hannibal Lecter style. They do have a fondness for neurons…
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Hi. It’s your old pal Jim Ray again. But first, a bit of housekeeping: you’re receiving this because at some point you said you’d like to read my…
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Everyone is wrong about this Facebook thing. How’s that for a lede in a newsletter that hasn’t published in literally years! Let’s get on with it then…
I missed last week and I’m sorry about that, thanks to those of you who wrote. So this week we’ve got a two-for-one, a couple of unrelated posts I’ve…
A few folks wrote in after last week’s foray into politics, wondering if attempts to understand or sympathize with Trump supporters was ceding some hard…
I’m away from home, on vacation and trying hard to avoid most things that appear like news. Still, I watched the debate on Monday. Like every…
A New Force in Politics Gets Ready to Rev Its Engine September 22, 2020 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Johnny Barksdale could not have been more plain about the…