Category: News

I still hope it will get better

I was finishing up for the day at the Star-Herald when I received a text message I was hoping not to get. It was from her.

“Are you sure you don’t want to do it?”

An incredible writing opportunity

As the rock cliff is undercut by erosion, overhanging rocks break off. No one can predict when the next break will occur, so view the cliffs from a safe distance.

When I left the Star-Herald in June 2019, I knew there was a chance I would never be able to write professionally again. I had to do it in order to save my physical and mental health. It wasn’t a decision I made lightly. Writing is the one thing in life I have always had confidence in. Despite the fact that my life may have been falling apart in other ways throughout the years, I could always take solace in my writing regardless of genre.

Let’s break the site and annoy subscribers

Last week, the email and subscribers plugin I use here received a major upgrade. The upgrade came with a complete UI redesign, which always sucks. If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. I figured I would have to get used to where everything got moved and the new look, but it was so much worse than that.

A vulgar display of religious arrogance

John Chau claimed he loved the Sentinelese people. He had never met them. His actions could lead to their genocide. His actions led to his death. I, and many others, are extremely annoyed at this vulgar display of religious arrogance.

Redditor, kushoon, posted his anger about the sheer vulgarity of Chau’s parents saying they forgive the Sentinelese. I extend my anger to Chau as well.

Until media companies give the public what they want, piracy is here to stay

I never meant to be a pirate. I just wanted to watch my shows and play my games as I had always done.

People are not illegal, so let them come and exercise their due process

There has been a lot of fear mongering about the caravan of people headed toward the United States. President Donald Trump has whipped people into a frenzy about how dangerous this group is while providing little evidence.

There’s never enough time for a scandal to play out

Every day I wake up and think, “today I am going to write about that thing in the news from yesterday.” The thing I am thinking about is one of several that came up, but I decided I would research it the next day and make a well-informed post. Then, I read the news and find another six or seven new things to write about.

Shifting the balance of power in arts and culture

I saw this episode of Arts.21 while I was on vacation in Hong Kong and wanted to share.

We mourn with you

After another mass shooting, many Americans feel their efforts to stop this madness are futile. Nothing seems to ever change. Another white man kills many people and we are still encouraged to hate brown people. I refuse to hate anyone. I don’t care what color their skin is.

I will mourn today, but I will also go to work and help to put out a newspaper. I will do my part to continue to inform readers. I will think about Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Wendi Winters, Gerald Fischman, and Rebecca Smith, and how their lives were cut short because of someone else’s anger. And we will all continue to put out our newspapers.

I take this attack personally

It’s been known for a long time that I’m liberal, an atheist, and I generally let you know what I’m thinking. I speak for those who can’t. I speak openly about my own mental health issues and try to raise awareness when I can. Yet, I’ve always strived to be respectful to people who think differently and I let other people voice their opinions.

I also know that there are people in this town who hate me because I am different from them, I won’t back down when the truth is on my side, and because they believe the rhetoric that I am “fake news.”

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