In the country I live in right now, Poland, I see the suppression of intellectuals, especially historians, and thinkers and writers, primarily through the use of the courts. A Warsaw court on Tuesday (January 2021) forced some historians to apologize to the niece of a World War II-era Polish mayor whom they reported in their … Continue reading History and Fiction, or Whatever You’re Having Yourself…
Its good to begin with a joke or a parable. I don't like gimmicks, but I got two little stories. This is one I heard today while listening to a website called You are Listening to Deep Thought. I heard it as I was trying and failing to move forward on the latest draft of … Continue reading Popcorn and Cat Memes and the Passing of Time
Facebook is like the Hotel California. You can never leave. Rather than leaving or deleting, a number of events made me ‘discontinue’ my Facebook account. 1. The politicization of Facebook. Facebook was originally designed as a social media platform, somewhere folks of all stripes can connect. Mark Zukerberg also saw huge potential down the line … Continue reading Facebook and Wasting Time.
The most powerful social media platform in history is amazing and lucrative, but has downsides.
Or HOW CYBERBULLIES WILL REINCARNATE AS BACTERIUM I went off Facebook for a several months - mainly because of the extraordinary invective I was receiving from certain quarters after the death of Sarah Lundberg. The majority, indeed most of the communications were heartfelt condolences, and will remain with me as a comfort for my life. … Continue reading Contains adult themes and may be offensive
is the fact that always there is someone smarter and therefore more powerful than you. I remember recently ending a lengthy and complex relationship I had with Facebook mainly because of the overwhelmingly unreal atmosphere that pervades that medium of social interaction. It was addictive, exhausting, a realm for self promotion and bragging and ego … Continue reading The most important thing an arrogant person can learn