A Seasonal Meditation

A Seasonal Meditation

Bearing in mind that The Hero With a Thousand Faces, From Ritual to Romance, and The Golden Bough are among the most influential books in my life, I offer this reflection, with apologies to real poets everywhere: The venerable holidays are fast upon us now. The...
You’ve Got Male

You’ve Got Male

Because I’m nothing if not fair, balanced, and inclusive, I recognized my duty immediately when I read “The 19 hottest female-founded startups of 2015“. So, without further ado, here are your 10 hottest male-founded startups of 2015: The Beer Sling....
The Ox is Gored

The Ox is Gored

“What do you get for the man who has everything?” That question is so frequently asked it’s become a cliché. But if you happen to have that perennially smug gas-guzzling gasbag, flimflam artist, and serial hypocrite, Al Gore, on your Christmas list,...
A Punch In the Gut Feeling

A Punch In the Gut Feeling

I’m a sucker. I admit it. I own what was purported to be the deed to the Brooklyn Bridge. And I own swampland in Florida that promises to be prime real estate as soon as climate change renders it an arid plain — or global warming causes the rising seas to turn...
Form Can’t Precede Function

Form Can’t Precede Function

It’s apparent from a post I read recently — “Design is Not a Service” — that there must be some sort of potent and pernicious hallucinogen making the rounds. The author of the post, seemingly in the throes of an overdose of the stuff, ranted through...