Dopamine

The thing that makes life exciting, and therefore worth living, is a sense of wonder and newness. You get that sense of wonder and newness from a thing called dopamine, a chemical and its associated receptors in your… Read More

Mediocrity

Imagine if you went to the movies and saw something intense like Fury Road. Then you came home and turned on a double overtime football game.  And then, just to wind down before bed, you watched an episode… Read More

Centaurs

I overheard two guys arguing about whether they would have sex with a Centaur the other day and it was obvious from the way they were going back and forth that one of them was thinking of the… Read More

The Creator Class

I read an article the other day about the coming of “Managementware.”  That’s right, companies out there are trying to automate the job of being a phlegmatic asshole who won’t approve a purchase request for a new headset… Read More

Escher Drought

Escher logic going on in Austin. No matter how much it rains, the drought never officially ends. It’s the Hotel California of water crises

Red Sauce

Everybody needs a good red sauce place. Yes, if I’m going out for something exquisite, I’m off to Andiamo.  Or if I want something esoteric, you’ll find me at Sienna.  But if I just want to drop into… Read More

Cancer

I feel like corporations have stopped looking at us like consumers and see us now more as cancer incubators.  It’s like they have all this extra cancer lying around in warehouses and on huge container ships and they… Read More