The Power of Assumption Picture a late night staff meeting spilling out into the parking lot on a gorgeous, clear night. Three freshly minted software engineers, straight out of college, find themselves picking out Orion in the southern sky. Their project manager, the guy they need to please, listens to their celestial chatter, opens the..
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No Explanation Necessary So I was put in FaceBook jail for seven days, and — as usual — there is never an explanation why, nor would they even identify the offending post. (How will they build their Brave New World if they don’t even run a competent re-education camp?) It’s possible, this time, that a..
The other day I pointed out some glaring flaw in farm operations. “Old guys rule!” I said. “You see that? Old guys would never do something quite that stupid.” Mary nodded, and agreed. But then — not 30 minutes later — I saw a really scary looking dude walking in the stream bed. I couldn’t..
The various defenses we make for our shortcomings — have you noticed this? — can almost never survive an honest conversation. I’ve been pondering Vince Gilligan’s character “Jessie Pinkman” in Breaking Bad. You’ve seen this guy. We all have. He’s the aloof, distant stoner, the guy who can’t be bothered to study, to apply himself,..
So… The straight pride parade in Boston — if we are to judge by the “Super Happy Fun America” website set up to promote and blog about the event — appears to be 98% satire. The comments include an incensed “father of 18” who insists “I do not need your stupid help to feel pride.”..
You forgot the violins and the Bach.. So I posted this picture on the Riley’s Farm Facebook page the other day and someone responded with a little plucking and clucking about “romanticizing the past” and “chamber pots and cholera” and all that–and I got to thinking, first of all: when people respond that way to..
Intersectional Virtue Signaling from the Pulpit “One of the firms helping us find men [to pastor satellite congregations] asked me, Pastor Matt, if we find an Anglo 8 and an African American 7, what do you want? I said I want the African American 7.” –Pastor Matt Chandler, Spring 2018 One way to summarize Matt..
“They love me,” said the singer, wiping a mustard-covered tomato from his forehead I’m not an actor or a dramatist by training. I play Patrick Henry here on the farm because I’m cheap and generally more available than the professional alternatives. I say this because I simply don’t have the self-confidence of someone with the..
When they call you a racist I had breakfast with a PR guy who began his career as an actor. The stage and public relations both require “alligator skin,” since people with an agenda are absolutely willing to lie about you these days. (They believe their own lies, so it makes it easier, and, of..
Just wanted to let you all know that Stanford sent us an email to let us know that the purchased admission from the “Sailing Team Head Coach” was a violation of Stanford’s “core” values. That is such a relief. All those years of taking classes with athletes who got in because they were really great..