13 Stories About Surviving a Nuclear War

You can tell a person’s age by how much the quiet threat of a nuclear war impacted their childhood. I remember so many movies, books, and television references from the early-to-mid 80s, including “The Day After,” the traumatizing made-for-TV movie which heavily influenced nuclear disarmament by showing the average American the horror of a nuclear […]

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Millennials vs. Gen-X

For those of you confused about the generational cohorts (and why shouldn’t you be confused about this arbitrary, ageist grouping of people), Pew Research Center has come up with a definite delineation, based on birth year. So, FYI, here’s how it goes: The Silent Generation: Born 1928-1945 (73-90 years old) Baby Boomers: Born 1946-1964 (54-72 years old) […]

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New Site Update (with WordPress, no less)

Geez, you spend a little bit of effort upgrading the blog, switching architectures, updating images, importing some 18 years of blog posts … and you’re accused of not blogging for over a year. A guy can’t win. Seriously, though, the age of open-sourced Movable Type is over. It’s either pay five hundred bucks a year, […]

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Missing teen sailor found safe

Just starting sailing season here, so this is some good news for the 16 year-old solo sailor. Her parents must have been going crazy. While I think you’ve got to be a little nuts to try something like this, I can’t lay any blame on the parents for this, since the kid’s probably a better […]

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