Friends' Posts

A number of my friends have blogs, podcasts, photo feeds and create other content on the web. Instead of a traditional blogroll, I have created a list of links to their content. This list is updated automagically as they post to their blog. None of the content here is mine, nor is it owned by me. It does not necessarily reflect my opinion nor the opinion of my clients, employers, family, friends, or entourage. Share and Enjoy!

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Our spiritual growth requires abundant springs of living water. What should we do when the well runs dry?   As a transplant myself, I appreciate how hard it is to take root and grow in new soil. I should have recognized the signs of transplant shock in the redbud tree – and offered some salve,… Continue reading Spiritual Growth Requires Springs of Living Water
10 hours 31 minutes ago

Harlots season 3 continues, as its leading women take matters into their own hands, and the series sets the table for diverse and varied stories to come. Harlots season 3 continues, as its leading women take matters into their own hands, and the series sets the table for diverse and varied stories to come. The […] Harlots season 3 episode 2 review: Sisters are doing it for themselves - Culturess -
14 hours 17 minutes ago

The Red Sea Diving Resort looks like a great movie in its own right but the most important thing about it is that Chris Evans’ beard is back. And it looks great. Like most of us who saw Avengers: Endgame, you probably found yourself bereft at the loss of Captain America’s majestic Infinity War beard. Yes, sure, the […] Chris Evans’ beard looks amazing in the trailer for The Red Sea Diving Resort -
17 hours 18 minutes ago

A familiar face from Doctor Who is getting his own spin-off: Everyone’s favorite robot doggo, K9! Doctor Who robot dog and time traveling Good Boy K9 may not have made an appearance in the TARDIS in several years (read: decades), but we’ll get to see him again soon all the same. According to British newspaper […] Doctor Who’s beloved robot dog is getting his own children’s show - Culturess -
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Speaking of NYC blackouts, there was a blackout in Manhattan, below 23rd St, in the weeks after Hurricane Sandy. I was living in the 50s at the time, so was unaffected. We never lost power. I walked downtown to see what it was like. It felt post-apocalyptic, like visiting New Orleans after Katrina. The weirdest thing was walking north on Broadway in the dark, and seeing Times Square in the
3 days 16 hours ago

The Hackers Play Episode: Never in NYC, Broadway, Merlin, Hackers, Aunt Susan the Modern Girl, A Tiny Theater, Stage, Summary, Delight, 13 to 30, Let's Do This, Impossible Logistics, Easy to Do Nothing, A Magical Night I kept the program from Hackers and scanned it in years ago because of course I did: https://archive.org/details/hackers_playbill The NY Times did a review of the play here: https:/
4 days 2 hours ago

Harlots co-creator Moira Buffini chatted with Culturess about the series’ season 3 premiere, what sort of stories she’s hoping to tell, and the addition of an LGBTQ brothel to the show. Harlots, the fierce, feminist and utterly compelling period drama focused on sex workers in 18th century London, returned to streaming service Hulu this week […] Harlots EP talks new additions and big changes in
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I came up with a title for my book of memories on my bike ride. I found a simple idea that ties all my observations together. It goes like this. Kurt Vonnegut was right. That's it. If you read Sirens of Titan you'll know what I mean. The ending. And pretty much every other book he wrote, all were so funny because the truth is funny, that is if you believe what Vonnegut said which I do.
6 days 12 hours ago

The Helping Episode: A Tired Mom, The Urge to Help, Not Just Collecting, TIM Help Files, Heat Strick, Users Versus SysOps, Early Website Writing, Google's Eldritch Horror, Sendmail, HTML, Reaching Out, A Better Place, Strick's Language The Internet Archive Unofficial Wiki, my most recent attempt to "Help", is at https://internetarchive.archiveteam.org. My other attempts to "help" are scattered
1 week ago

If I ran Twitter, I'd create a developer toolkit for creating setups like screen2.io. You'd specify a YouTube video. The chat part of the interface would just be Twitter, so your Twitter followers would read what you're saying (or not, it would be a preference). Now I'd have a way to watch live video feeds from YouTube in Twitter. And of course the "developers" wouldn't be super techie devs. They
1 week ago

Hulu’s fiercely feminist period drama Harlots expands its world and embraces diverse stories and characters as season 3 begins. The initial premise of Hulu’s Harlots was pretty simple. Two women, who share a complicated personal history and own rival bawd houses, face off in 18th century London. As the series continued, however, it became obvious […] Harlots: Hulu’s underrated feminist period
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Feisty, feminist period drama Harlots returns to Hulu this week, and Culturess got the chance to chat with co-creator Moira Buffini about what’s coming in season 3. Hulu’s Harlots, one of the best period dramas – no, scratch that, television dramas period – is roaring back to Hulu this week with a third season that […] Harlots Executive Producer Moira Buffini on what to expect in season 3 -
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Have you ever tried escarole? This leafy green vegetable with a slightly bitter flavor is related to endive and chicory. It makes a great addition to soups or use it as a salad green on its own. What Is Escarole? Escarole (pronounced ESSS-kah-roll) (sometimes called endive) is a cool weather vegetable from Italy. It’s versatile, […] The post Easy Tips to Grow and Enjoy Escarole appeared first on
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Learning how to understand scientific names of plants mean learning the language of botany. And it’s not hard – really. Once you get the hang of it, it’s fun! Understanding Scientific Classification Have you ever wondered how to understand scientific names of plants? Why do plants have those odd-sounding Latin names, anyway? Beginning gardeners are […] The post How to Understand Scientific Names
1 week 2 days ago

Learn how to bring house plants indoors for the winter – and leave the bugs outside! Moving House Plants and Other Plants Indoors There’s a right way and a wrong way to bring house plants indoors for the winter. As summer slowly slides into the golden days of autumn, it’s time to begin making plans […] The post How to Bring House Plants Indoors for the Winter appeared first on Home Garden Joy .
1 week 2 days ago

I wonder if anyone has written a *simple* developer flow for self sovereign identity. Use-case: I have a web app . I currently use Twitter for identity. Could self-sovereign be plugged in as a replacement for Twitter Would it be more or less complicated for developer? User?
1 week 2 days ago

Star Trek The Motion Picture, or Star Trek TMP, is the Phantom Menace of the Star Trek franchise. Featuring a … Continue reading →
1 week 3 days ago

This quick, easy, and delicious oregano pesto recipe will quickly become a family favorite! Easy, Quicky, Yummy Oregano Pesto Oregano pesto may sound strange, but you can make pesto sauce from almost any green herb base with different nut and seed combinations. The term pesto generally refers to sauce. The original pesto sauce came from […] The post Quick Oregano Pesto appeared first on Home
1 week 5 days ago

I was born in 1955. I am 64 years old. When I go to the doctor now I ask about Medicare. Things change when you pass 60, really mind-bending things. For example, I'm legally unemployable starting next year. Most companies and governments require their employees to retire at 65. At a practical level I am already unemployable. They certainly aren't hiring many people at 64. Except here's the thing
1 week 5 days ago

There's this strange (to me) sound all through the night, and last night at around 3AM, I decided to record it. A few notes first. When I went outside to record it I realized there were lots of animals making this sound. They were all over the place. In bed it seemed there was just one. You may have to turn up the volume. It was very quiet. You will also hear my breathing. Sorry. Should've held my
1 week 5 days ago

The PUBG And Life Strats Episode They go together better than expected.
1 week 5 days ago

This article was first published on LinkedIn on July 1, 2019. Freedom and equality. Two words that define the American spirit. Two words that contradict each other when it comes to health care. As we celebrate Independence Day, we reflect on our nation’s initial struggles, contemplate how we’ve evolved and consider whether we’re still living […] The post Freedom and Equality in Health Care
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This article was first published on LinkedIn on June 24, 2019. The latest news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is disturbing: the death rate from cardiovascular disease has fallen only 4% since 2011. In contrast, it dropped about 70% over the past 60 years. Decades-worth of anti-smoking campaigns and clinical steps […] The post Using Socially Responsible Investing to
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This article as first published on LinkedIn on June 17, 2019. Last week, three drug companies sued the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in an effort to reverse a Trump administration ruling that requires drug companies to post list prices for their drugs in television ads. The rule is supposed to go into […] The post Trump’s Rule of Chaos Will Improve Drug Price Transparency
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This article was first published on LinkedIn on June 11, 2019. Wherefore art thou support for the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? Less than ten years ago, President Barack Obama signed the ACA into law. It was a watershed achievement for Democrats, enabling them to deliver on their decades-long pledge to expand health care coverage. Today, […] The post Replace the ACA – but Not with Medicare-for-All
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This article was first published on LinkedIn on June 6, 2019. It has been viewed over 4,000 times. As we commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we honor the bravery and fortitude of the soldiers who helped safeguard our freedom. Their service secured our right to free speech. Our right to bear arms. Our right […] The post Health Care Is Not a Right appeared first on Janis Powers .
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This article was first published on LinkedIn on May 28, 2019. In mid-May billionaire Robert F. Smith pledged to pay off the student loans of the graduating class at Morehouse College. The gift was compelling not only for its generosity – it’s worth about $40 million – but also for its directness. The money goes […] The post What Does a Billionaire’s Pledge to Pay off Student Debt Have to Do with
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This is a special up close and personal interview with one of audio’s true legends, Tony Visconti. We were honored to host a live event with Tony at last year's AES Convention which was released as Gear Club Episode 44 . Just prior to the live event our hosts were fortunate to have an ‘off-the-cuff’ chat with Tony and he’s graciously agreed to allow us to share it with all of you. In the second
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This originated as a thread on Twitter. At the journalism conference I keynoted in April , with @rmack as my partner, I was criticized for being privileged . Only now, months later am I formulating the proper response. I'm going to try to outline it here. Okay, I'm privileged. But so are you. Even if you're a woman or a person of color. There is a hierarchy of privilege. Maybe your parents were
2 weeks 1 day ago

The Long Drive Episode: A Phone Call in Denver, The Meaning of PC-Board, Overnight, Desolation, An AM Radio Companion, Mountains For a Change, The Simple Interview, The Drive Back, Solitary, Not Alone Ever Again. The raw interview with David W. Terry and Steve Catmull is available here: https://archive.org/details/bbs-20030221-terry Photos I took pictures of on my trip to Wyoming and Utah are here
2 weeks 3 days ago

I'm getting to the end of The Power Broker , it's finally getting good. The book is such a drag, it goes through every project Moses did over thirty years of re-making New York. He was as corrupt as they come. He started out brilliant, with an idea, and was driven to do it almost in an a Jobsian way ( Jones Beach was his Mac). To him cars were an adventure, a way to go from the city to the country
2 weeks 3 days ago

If Trump were a Democrat making love with Kim Jong Un so openly, that might be a cause for celebration for the Repubs. Trump's running mate in 2020. I doubt if KJU would do anything to jeopardize Trump's re-election. And you know they have hackers too. Hmm. 💥 And for the Democrats the more you push Trump into the little dictator's crotch, the better the chances for Medicare For All. This is all
2 weeks 3 days ago

One of the arguments in favor of Biden and other moderates is that they will get Republican votes and that would of course (imho) be good. If I thought of myself as a Repub, I'd be looking for a way to not vote for Trump, and still have self-respect. I'd be susceptible to the argument that they're all socialists (I don't mind, I think we're all socialists anyway, that's the way our economy works
2 weeks 4 days ago

Need some help deciding what to read this month? We run down 10 of the most exciting science fiction and fantasy book releases in July. As the days get hotter, we all get lazier. And summer activities generally require entirely too much energy. Who wants to engage in physical activity when you can just lounge […] 12 new SFF books to put on your summer reading list this July - Culturess - Culturess
2 weeks 4 days ago

On the River5 mail list Hanan Cohen asks if he should wait for River6 , what about the browser, and how to mirror rivers on Twitter feeds. I answered in an email, which I'll include below so it gets into search engines. First, I'm glad to hear you're building a public aggregator for Israeli blogs. Let me know when you're ready for people to come and I'll post a note on my blog. Okay -- now to
2 weeks 4 days ago

Listening to Zuckerberg speak yesterday at the Aspen Ideas Festival, broadcast on Facebook (good move).. He talks about "data portability" -- that isn't what's needed, that's easy and no one uses it. It doesn't do anything to reduce lock-in. Useless. What's needed is choice. And for that you need interop. Also easy. We have standards for that, which FB ignores. If they did it, then users would
2 weeks 6 days ago

I watched the first fifteen minutes of the debate. I thought Warren's opening answer was very good. She's learned how to bring the listener into her story. Too many politicians don't find a way to get people to think about themselves. That's key. Because people are always thinking about themselves. Once you get them to feel you're over there on their side, your ideas start clicking with them. They
2 weeks 6 days ago

These surprising St. John’s Wort uses may make it an indispensable herb for your home herb garden. Many have heard of using St. John’s Wort for depression and anxiety, but there are other uses, too. St. John’s Wort – An Old Herb Plant with Many Uses St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) is one of those […] The post Surprising St. John’s Wort Uses appeared first on Home Garden Joy .
3 weeks ago

the Dopes Live at the Sonic Solstice Music Festival. headphones or blue-toothing off your phone gets a good sound quality … Continue reading →
3 weeks 1 day ago

I watched a bit of last night's show starring John Lithgow as Trump. It was sold as a play. I thought that meant it was going to be dialog between characters, pure story-telling creating suspension of disbelief, but it was just another reading of the Mueller report, a good one. I would have thought that great actors would want to do a play, but it wasn't a play. It was actors reading a report
3 weeks 1 day ago

Despite the glib charm of a sociopath Fred Cogan’s personality is that of a high handed jerk. He’s indiscreet and … Continue reading →
3 weeks 2 days ago

This weekend, we visited a German shepherd breeder to meet her and visit with the parents of our hopefully soon-to-be puppy. No, I’m not adopting a shelter dog this time around. Surprised ? I am, too. But I know it’s the right decision for my family. Here’s why. Many of my friends know the story… Continue reading Why I’m Not Getting Another Shelter Rescued Dog
3 weeks 2 days ago

Christina Henry’s gutsy, compelling The Girl in Red sets the story of Little Red Riding Hood in a dark world where a mysterious illness kills off much of humanity. The Girl in Red, the latest in author Christina Henry’s series of gritty fairytale retellings, is a dark, imaginative take on Little Red Riding Hood. This […] The Girl in Red is a thrilling, dystopian take on a classic fairytale -
3 weeks 5 days ago

Edible flowers are both beautiful and delicious! This year, I grew both borage and nasturtiums just for their edible flowers. A Fancy Feast with Edible Flowers If you want to look absolutely fancy…try edible flowers. Not just any flower (please be careful and get a good list of edible flowers!) is edible, but those that […] The post Edible Flowers – Fancy Feast! appeared first on Home Garden Joy .
3 weeks 6 days ago