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January 11, 2019

So, What Were The 90s Like, Dad?

A surprise from the pop charts, an assignment from a former substitute teacher, some Brit pop band I’ve never heard of: nothing’s really for sure when we talk music with a middle schooler.

December 10, 2018

Bah Humbug, Now That’s Too Strong!

‘Cause it’s my favorite holiday. Or so the song says, because really it’s a conflicted time filled with happiness, frantic wandering, anxiety and sadness, ALL OF WHICH are perfectly okay to put in a Christmas playlist.

November 27, 2018

Design By Committee: A Podcast Appearance by Me, Corey Vilhauer

I got to be on a podcast last week, where I talked about content strategy, web accessibility, and the complex models we need to create for robots to read our content. I also talked about picklebacks, as well as that time I didn’t get to go to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

November 5, 2018

I’m So Tired

Tomorrow is election day, so let’s go vote with some empathy and kindness in our hearts for once. Also: Rufus Wainwright.

October 11, 2018

Putting Things Back

A bunch of vaguely connected songs to listen to while putting things back together – in our houses, or maybe in our lives. Probably in our country, while we’re at it.

September 10, 2018

When Anyone Can Be Heard, Anyone Can Be Horrible

The 90s gave us a music explosion that changed how we discover and listen to music, just as the 10s have given us a communication explosion that changed how we can discover and listen to horrible people.

September 5, 2018

Writing: A Process for Untying Knots

An look at the process of writing and how it helps us untangle knots, process emotion, and organize our internal monologue.

August 17, 2018

Fire, Change, and the Valleys I Know

Two valleys in the west — Jackson Hole in Wyoming, and Teton Valley in Idaho — have helped shape who I am throughout my life, and both are seeing massive change. In this, I attempt to wrap my mind around what that means — to the valleys, and to me.

August 6, 2018

Summer Hates Routines; Loves Fabricoh

You know that thing when you have a song stuck in your head for a really long time, but instead of “your head” it’s actually “your car” and instead of “stuck” it’s actually just “your dumb Bluetooth?” It’s like that.