Category Archives: Current Events

Remember, remember the 5th of November

One of the reasons I started this blog was to express thoughts that wouldn’t fit comfortably into 140 characters. For instance, this little quatrain about National Move Your Money day, the deadline before which Occupy Wall Street urges all of … Continue reading

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Your iPhone Is Hurting America

Not that I blame you. It’s not like you’re setting out to hurt America or anything. You just want to make phone calls and maybe play a few rounds of Plants vs. Zombies. I understand. But consider that every single … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Wish For

We Americans are conditioned to be consumers. It’s drilled into us almost from the time we’re born. We grow up thinking those kids on TV are having fun with the toy of the moment. As we grow older we are … Continue reading

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Thoughts On The Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear

First, I would like to say that the Rally To Restore Sanity and/or Fear was awesome just from an entertainment point of view. Who knew that Ozzie “Crazy Train” Osborne and Yusuf “Peace Train” Islam would get on so well … Continue reading

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Garbage In, Garbage Out

Any computer programmer will be familiar with the phrase “garbage in, garbage out.” It’s nerd shorthand for “no matter how good your program is, the results it gives you are only as good as the data you put into it.” … Continue reading

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Sometimes It Sucks Being Right

I got into a conversation with a friend at the beginning of the year. I told him we as a country were in trouble (“screwed” might have been the word I used) thanks to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling. … Continue reading

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And It’s About Time, Too

Let me set this up with a story: I was doing a gig in Chicago, and I was just putting my guitar away when this little short guy walks up to me. He says, “Arlo, I’d like to sing you … Continue reading

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