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I stupidly fired up the old Twitter app this morning and got involved in a thread (reading not tweeting) about how a certain newly-elected Latina congresswoman used the wrong word when referring to the different parts of the federal government. Suffice it to say that a lot of people are just awful. I allowed myself […]

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Do this instead

My brain could do better Lately, I’ve found myself spending too much time scrolling through my Twitter feed. Sometimes when I come across something objectionable I delve into the post’s replies to see if someone out there has something to say that will make me feel better. I know, I’m just looking for someone to […]

Getting Social

The problem with social media Let’s face it. Social media can be the worst. It has become a platform where people feel comfortable being awful to other human beings. I had to get that mini-rant out of the way before talking about how useful social media can be. It’s not all bad There are a […]

Hiding in Art

If you spend too much time looking at the world, you’ll see that there’s a lot of awful stuff out there. I’m on Twitter too much. I check the Washington Post online too often. These activities are not helping me or anybody else, and they are diminishing my capacity for happiness. Life is too short […]

Too Much Technology

I’ve been sitting in front of a computer for too long. Well, I work in the IT department at Indiana University in the technology training group; so it stands to reason that I’d be using a computer a lot. Also I”m obsessed with social media, so I’m always on my iPhone or iPad checking Facebook, […]

Flowers, data, and a dumpster

About Today I went over to the Poplars building today to learn about PowerPivot for Excel. I found a parking space right away in (case you were wondering). On the way into the building I saw some sunflowers. Then I came to this decorated dumpster. I had to take some pictures. Is that dog a character […]

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