The Game Changer

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Today is my 63rd birthday. Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m 64?

(I’ve been waiting my whole life to make that joke.)

The Hunt

This is the YouTube trailer for The Hunt, opening Sept. 27, 2019.

I’m posting it on my blog, because Facebook is censoring it:


What Were Robespierre’s Pronouns?

Opinion | Declarations

What Were Robespierre’s Pronouns? The French Revolution was led by sociopaths who politicized language, much like today’s Jacobins. By Peggy Noonan July 25, 2019 6:51 pm ET

We often make historical parallels here. History doesn’t repeat itself but it does rhyme, as clever people say. And sometimes it hiccups. Here is […]

The song of my people

Let me sing you the song of my people:

Life is hard in Dedham village. The land is mostly good for growing granite boulders. A fresh crop comes up every year. We carry them by hand, and use them for building fences. It snows from October to May.

God is harsh. Fear him. The landowners […]

The Scottish Himalayan Expedition

Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initative or creation, there is one elementary truth…that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves. too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would otherwise never have occurred. A whole stream of events […]

The beginning of the end

In retrospect, this was the moment that the Bodhi Spiritual Center went off the rails:

(LoveFest 2014 never happened. It was cancelled at the last minute…and by August, Rev. Mark was gone.)

Crystal Reports feels clunky

I’ve been forced to reacquaint myself with Crystal Reports (I was seven versions behind) and I must say that although it’s powerful, it still feels clunky. It’s like programming while wearing oven mitts:

Tutorials – SAP Crystal Reports 2011, 2013, 2016

Return to first principle

“In Critical and baffling situations, it is always best to return to first principle and simple action.”

— Winston Churchill

Learning a digital camera

I’ve been playing with a Nikon D3100 digital camera, and have found these two resources very helpful:

Introduction to the Nikon D3100Digital Photography – The Complete Guide