It’s GDPR time. Here’s what you need to know.

Hi, It’s GDPR time and here’s what you need to know. Here’s your personal information we have on file:  your email address. Why we hold it: Because you requested to be on the mailing list for… Read More

You can’t eat the scenery

Youghal, County Cork – I spent a week here the other day. For me, it’s one of those places where you go to be, rather than to do. I’m not sure how good this is for… Read More

When will we ever learn?

Remember South Pacific? I’ve worked the show, seen the film, know most of the music, but had never read the book. Well now I have. If you’re creating a mass-entertainment musical for post-war America I guess… Read More

When circuit boards replace synapses…

Please lend me your ears. That is, if you’re not using them – or what’s between them. Many people don’t listen. To themselves. Or to anyone else, either. No, I’m not talking about ego, insecurity and… Read More

Hello, I must be going.

Thank you, North Carolina. You’ve been good to me. I’m pretty sure I’ve returned the favor, but I’m glad to be gone. We’ve each changed over the past 40-odd years. You’ve given me lifelong friends and… Read More

I was caught in the spin cycle of a bot machine

I’m old enough to remember watching dirt being invented. But that doesn’t mean that every now and then I don’t get surprised – like when I got caught in the spin cycle of the political bot… Read More

Is uncaring incompetence the new norm?

Or has life always been this way? Those of you who know me from my home remodeling days may remember my understanding, if somewhat frustrated view of many of the tradesmen I dealt with – the… Read More

I’m learning another new language

Friends familiar with my lack of a dress code know that by the time I’m done with a piece of clothing it’s barely usable as a painting rag. S-o-o-o . . . when I decided my… Read More

Are you using or being used by religion? Here’s how to tell.

No matter the tenets of a particular creed, I’m pretty sure we can agree that most religions incorporate two basic purposes: instilling ethics and explaining the unknown. But church leaders politic for power. Church members proselytize…. Read More

Why I spend less time on FB these days

An open letter to all my friends and our big brother, Mark – Thought you might want to know why I’m spending less and less time on Facebook these days – and not “liking” or otherwise… Read More