How to Get Past the “Critically Low Storage” Error on Your Amazon Fire Stick

I am writing this post as a public service announcement on something that ended up wasting a lot of my time. We have Amazon Fire sticks on all of the televisions in our house, which I take to be the simplest way to manage apps and subscriptions across an increasing universe of platforms. But the … Continue reading How to Get Past the “Critically Low Storage” Error on Your Amazon Fire Stick

Matt Gaetz’s Wild Story Fits a Bad Pattern in the GOP

As a lifelong political conservative, I have grown profoundly annoyed with the "Trump wing" of the GOP. I cannot think of anything less conservative - or less American, really - than believing folks should have to kiss a specific individual's ring to have a career in politics. Lest anyone forget, we fought a war in … Continue reading Matt Gaetz’s Wild Story Fits a Bad Pattern in the GOP

Fear-Mongering All the Way to the Bank

It is amazing what you can get away with when your political party owns the mainstream media and turns it into a relentless propaganda machine. Andrew Cuomo's policy decisions destroyed people's lives. He ruined businesses, drove massive numbers of people into abject poverty, turned public education and higher education into a farce. His administration got … Continue reading Fear-Mongering All the Way to the Bank

Why Are Folks Moving to Florida? (Especially Tech Folks)

I have been amused but not at all surprised by the flood of people from the tech industry who are moving to South Florida, and Miami in particular. Our business is in financial technology, and we were lured to Florida years ago. What made us relocate? First, we love Florida's conservative - libertarian tax code. … Continue reading Why Are Folks Moving to Florida? (Especially Tech Folks)

Our 5th Year of Homeschooling – Some General Thoughts and an Overview of Our Curriculum

My kid scientist. Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,the world offers itself to your imagination,calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –over and over announcing your placein the family of things.Mary Oliver, Wild Geese What is the best curriculum for a well-brought-up person? Whatever the specifics of the curriculum used in … Continue reading Our 5th Year of Homeschooling – Some General Thoughts and an Overview of Our Curriculum

Sharks, Martyrs, Digital Fingerprints, and Dhaka Muslin – Some Interesting Reads

We seem to be in the middle of one of the largest shark migrations, along with some tips on how not to get attacked while playing in the surf this summer. It's funny, one of the tips is not to swim in areas where people are fishing - something that is almost impossible to do … Continue reading Sharks, Martyrs, Digital Fingerprints, and Dhaka Muslin – Some Interesting Reads

A Splendid Evening in Historic Downtown Fort Myers – 10 Twenty Five Gastropub and The 86 Room Speakeasy

Our neighborhood in Fort Myers is off of a famous street called McGregor Boulevard. McGregor Boulevard runs along the delta of the Caloosahatchee River, which drains the northern edge of the Everglades into the Gulf of Mexico, and leads to historic downtown Fort Myers. Henry Ford and Thomas Edison built winter estates side-by-side on McGregor … Continue reading A Splendid Evening in Historic Downtown Fort Myers – 10 Twenty Five Gastropub and The 86 Room Speakeasy

Money, not Faith, is Driving the Crack-Up in the Southern Baptist Church

Photo by Wendy van Zyl on Pexels.com Within the last month or so, the mainstream media - who is no friend to culturally conservative religious sects - has been gleefully hyping two events unfolding within the Southern Baptist community. The first was some metropolitan Atlanta churches threatening to leave the pack over race / being … Continue reading Money, not Faith, is Driving the Crack-Up in the Southern Baptist Church