Category Archives: Nutters and Such

Facebook Does It Again

Here is another disturbing article on the echo-chamber monoculture of social media. Take my advice. Quit today, and stay away. Remember what I’ve said before:  Facebook preserves dead friendships in acrylic, and makes them un-move-on-from-able. No, that’s not actually a … Continue reading

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Inspect Element

Is that really all it took? At the end of the day, is that the T-shirt-wearing dropout’s great idea? You can hack a Facebook account with a right click and “inspect element”? The other day I celebrated one year of … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Artichokes

The Jerusalem artichokes on the property are in full (belated) bloom.  I hope for some good, tasty tubers this year. Just a reminder:  the Jerusalem artichoke is native to the eastern United States, and its name is a colorful misnomer.  … Continue reading

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Dear Weather Channel…

Isn’t a hurricane bad enough? Do you have to lie about it? While you’re out there play-acting and bloviating like an infomercial, Fox News had several governors on TV, as well as FEMA.  Get real.

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About That Priest

I’ve had a change of mind, if not entirely of heart. The priest I mentioned the other day–someone I’d thought was a friend, but who turned out to be a sexual predator–well, for now I am not going to continue … Continue reading

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Wearing a Tie to Church

Can you believe I get flak over wearing a jacket and tie to church on Sunday? And I’m the organist! Give me a break.  Of course I’m going to wear a jacket and tie to church on Sunday.  I would … Continue reading

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Rats!

Social media has always treated its users as its product. I have heard it said, in effect, “when something online is free, you’re the product that’s for sale.” But it’s worse. You’re also an “experimental rat.” Chalk that up as … Continue reading

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Well, That’s That

The Humanity Star is crashing to earth, long ahead of schedule. It’s oddly fitting. The “disco ball” was launched into orbit in January and was supposed to orbit the earth for nine months.  It was fleetingly visible from the Northeast, … Continue reading

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Told Ya So

So Mark Zuckerberg, college dropout and wearer of boring T-shirts, is in deep trouble for a massive, deliberate, for-profit data breach at his famous Facebook.  Fifty million subscribers had all of their personal data snuffled up, along with that of … Continue reading

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Parallel Octaves, Again

I’ve read some internet chatter about BWV565 that makes me shake my head. An allusion to “parallel octaves” in the opening measures. Here we go again. I wrote about this in The American Organist in September, 2011. The organ does … Continue reading

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