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Correlation Does Not Imply Causation – unless it is unprofitable

September 22, 2013

Grand Theft Auto V – the brand new, hyper-violent, and incredibly realistic video game… just did the biggest weekend box office of any entertainment offering… ever. Bigger than any movie. Bigger than any musical act. I personally am repulsed by the concept of this entertainment/activity. But I am obviously in the minority. Grand theft Auto V […]

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He Knows When You Are Sleeping

January 26, 2013

Even though I was born in and love being in the city, I walk in the forest as frequently as possible. Nature, trees, and solitude always clear my slate like the shaking of an Etch A Sketch. And I find that I am energized in ways working out on an elliptical trainer can’t touch. This time […]

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Is He Hurt?

June 25, 2012

Fearless and proud. But so vulnerable. He lay in my backyard as I watered the parched grass. And he wouldn’t budge. Even as I walked within a few feet of him. It was a yard that was home to our dog as well. Older yellow labs aren’t know for their ferocity.  But still. A dog. […]

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Let ‘Em Eat Air

February 15, 2012

I like to read PSFK because they track the wackiest stuff.  And sometimes the juxtapositions on their feed are so bizarrely related as to seem intentional. Take these two I saw today. The first post that caught my eye was entitled: Edible Helium Balloons Are The Latest Delicacy – about a dessert apparently offered by Chicago’s hautest/playfulest restaurant […]

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Shattered

November 18, 2011

Walking though the Loop. Ear-buds jammed in tight. Tunes cranked. My music shuffling through songs chosen to conjure up feelings and times from my past – like photos in an album, err.. I mean on my screen saver. Eyes in the present. Ears in the past. My mind somewhere in-between, integrating it all. Unlike LA, downtown Chicago is a great walking […]

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The Internet of Things

November 1, 2011

When the stream of media forming our consciousness is indistinguishable from the stream of consciousness forming our most enlightened media we will have arrived at a distinctly new place in human evolution.                                                 […]

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A Day of Ideas is a Beautiful Day

October 16, 2011

Sandwiched between Social Media Week Chicago and the Chicago Humanities Festival is a brand new meme-maker. Not simply a day of ideas – but an entire week devoted to sharing, inspiring and networking. This new spectacular undertaking – Chicago Ideas Week – comes complete with its own TEDx Festival. Hundreds of formal face-to-face talks – thousands of informal […]

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Happy Anniversary!

October 7, 2011

Viewser has been published for one year now. The celebration was a bit subdued on my anniversary day. I was hacked. I know this could, and does happen to everyone. Even to those in super secure installations. Today it was reported that the US military’s fleet of top secret drone aircraft has been compromised and […]

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Peeking Under Marilyn Monroe’s Skirt

July 27, 2011

There’s a big, new peep show open in Chicago that has a lot of cameras pointing up. Not toward our iconic architecture – but to underwear in the sky. It’s a 26 foot Marilyn – right there on Michigan Avenue – and it has given the tottlin’ town’s legendary sportscaster and neighboring statue, Jack Brickhouse, a […]

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