madison moving day madness magnifies mucked-up mid-town milieu

  During the month of August, and particularly August 14-16, U-Haul and other trucking rental companies unleash thousands of trucks on the streets of Madison, Wisconsin--driven by people without licenses to be truck drivers.  Yes, it's Madison Moving Day. Does chaos result?  Yes and no. In many ways its an annual rite of passage, and … Continue reading madison moving day madness magnifies mucked-up mid-town milieu

lyft and uber: 20% tech, 80% talk, and 100% invasive species

How would you feel if a new company set up shop in your town and immediately proceeded to start breaking the city's laws? And when threatened with enforcement of such laws declared that your laws were outdated and needed to be changed?  Now imagine a company whose very business plan involved deliberately breaking such laws … Continue reading lyft and uber: 20% tech, 80% talk, and 100% invasive species

message found underneath the couch, wrapped in cellophane

I received my Bachelor's in Political Science many moons ago, and for most of the period since then, I have struggled with my feelings about politics and political activism. This inner struggle has only intensified since I became a Bahá'í. To document the evolution of my feelings about politics and my political beliefs would take … Continue reading message found underneath the couch, wrapped in cellophane

funny, i don’t remember “indian summer” being this creepy

I don't know what it is about this fall's "Indian Summer" but there's something about it that seems, well...strange. Brief spells of summer-like weather in October or even November aren't unusual.  Perhaps it's because this year's Indian Summer is so cloudy as to be gloomy.  Might it be that the fall colors peaked early and … Continue reading funny, i don’t remember “indian summer” being this creepy