Happy New Year?

I have been thinking a great deal lately about the toxicity of the so-called social networks. From the hate being spewed on Twitter, often from “bots” designed to create discord and spread misinformation, to world-wide manipulation of democratic elections.  It occupies my thoughts more than I would like, and until something dramatic happens either by government or the corporations themselves I don’t see more than one solution. Stop using the corporate sites, and look for alternatives. Continue readingHappy New Year?

Changing the Tone

I wrote some thoughts on the tone of the 2016 American presidential campaign on Medium.

Welcome

I decided to register my name and squat on it until I have an idea on what to do with the site.  I have been online since 1993 or so, and had my own weblog since 1999.  Much of the things I have written over the years have been cast to the four winds.  I …