A collection of links to pieces that have gone up elsewhere over the last few months:
“Isaiah Thomas Is Not the Only Ray of Light in an Overcast Sky” at PopGates
An unorthodox ode to an unorthodox rising NBA star.
Isaiah Thomas Is Not the Only Ray of Light in an Overcast Sky
Isaiah Thomas is not the son of Isiah Thomas, which is why his parents added an extra "a," but Isaiah Thomas is the son…
“OAK to PDX, Mild Turbulence, and Imagination” at Splice Today
Listening on a plane, a mind trip through memories of old trips.
OAK to PDX, Mild Turbulence and Imagination
Remembering the Cumberland Gap. Nobody on our flight from Oakland to Portland is talking... except for the two people…
“Facebook Buttons and Inconvenient Truths” at Splice Today
What does it mean to click on an angry yellow face icon, with red cheeks?
Facebook Buttons and Inconvenient Truths
First came the "Like." And some clicked. It became an instinct. What's the harm in pressing the button? "Like" the…
“We’ve Lost Our Sense of Unity” at Splice Today
What impact is this political chaos having in our schools?
We've Lost Our Sense of Unity
Scared students in Trump's America. The students are everything at once. Calling them "my students" is the temptation…
“Favorite Cleaning Moments from 2016” at Splice Today
A list of things I cleaned, with a slightly unexpected twist.
Favorite Cleaning Moments from 2016
27 of them. 1. Muddy paw prints on kitchen floor. 2. Dust bunnies behind toilet. 3. Bacon spatter on stove. 4. Dried…
“What I May Have Learned About America and Myself in 2016” at Splice Today
Brief year-end observations.