What Discovering My Ancestry Taught Me About Race and Privilege

I was pretty disappointed when I found out that I did not in fact descend from the great artist and inventor Samuel Finley Breese Morse. That caused me to rethink my pen name, one of my son’s names, and my web development company that plays off of that Morse Code guy and I guess I can stop holding out hope… Read more →


a sudden change on a computer device immediately before a user taps or clicks, causing the user to click on an unintended link and producing a momentary hatred of all technology. Read more →

Race is Fake

  There is a long, dubious history of people separating humanity into groups based on appearance but it has consistently been arbitrary and illogical. Mostly racial groups are based on phenotypic characteristics (skin, hair, and eye color and head size and shape). The application of this simple classification is pretty obvious, especially when mapped out where we’re to believe that… Read more →