I write stuff that’s in my head.

I was born and raised in Middletown, New York. I graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and then went on to a series of jobs that were not very interesting until I found a job as columnist, reporter and photographer at the Star-Herald.

I have been on the internet since March 1993 after having discovered Usenet and ISCABBS. During that time, I have designed my own websites, written for others, and explored the internet.

I even wrote a novel. It hasn’t been published, so feel free to read it if you want.

Reading

Since the 2016 election of Donald Trump, the concept of fake news has come to the forefront. I’ve been wary of questionable news sites and pure propaganda for decades. I made a list of websites I read regularly.

You still need to use your brain. These places can, and do make mistakes, and I don’t always agree with everything they say/write, so make sure you read everything with scrutiny.

News and Tech

Aljazeera
Ars Technica
BBC News
Buzzfeed News
Buzzfeed Politics
Buzzfeed Tech
Deutsche Welle
EPIC
France 24
Krebs on Security
Homeland Security News Wire
Just Security
Motherboard
Schneier on Security
Techdirt
The Guardian
The Hacker News
TorrentFreak
The New York Times
The Times-Herald Record – my hometown paper
The Washington Post

Not news but news related

Friendly Atheist
Κέλσος
Joe.My.God
NonStampCollector
Scottsbluff Citizen
Why Evolution is True

Reddit subreddits – From here I end up on a variety of websites that are classified left, right and center.

Ask Historians
Atheism
Atheism Rebooted
Credible Defense
Formula 1
History
Lost Generation
Nebraska
Neutral Politics
News
Political Discussion
Privacy
Scifi
Technology
True Atheism
True Reddit
World News

YouTube channels

43 Alley
AronRa
Baud2Bits
DarkMatter2525
Democracy Now!
Evid3nc3 – especially the series “Why I Am No Longer a Christian
NonStampCollector
QualiaSoup
The Resistance with Keith Olbermann – on the GQ channel
The Thinking Atheist
The Young Turks
TheraminTrees

Televised news – I don’t have cable television and live in an area where I can’t get over the air television, so this what I watch when I’m not reading the news.

Aljazeera – watch or listen
Deutsche Welle
France 24

Donate

Here’s a list of worthy causes. They are places I support, but you can always head over to Charity Navigator and make up your own mind about who you want to support with your hard-earned cash.

ACLU
ACLU Nebraska
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Freedom From Religion Foundation
Panhandle Humane Society
Riverside Discovery Center
Save the Rhino