I'm too happy to concentrate on writing the blog post that will eventually appear here, but I wanted plant a flag in this place and time. Happiness in the fourteenth year of marriage, eleventh of parenthood, and at middle age is very different and much more oaken than a teenage romance flick, and much better.
Here's my question. Is it important to receive credit for an idea if it manages to make it out into the real world? Should you care if no one knows it was your idea? On one hand, there's a certain power in not caring about credit. On the other, not taking credit means that you're … Continue reading On Receiving Credit
(A LP happens to be 1 square foot, which makes record reviews almost obligatory for this blog). Francis Ford Coppola's 'chapter' of the 1989 anthology film New York Stories is about the relationship between a daughter, Zoë, and a father, who is a famous flautist. The only piece of it that's stuck with me for all of … Continue reading Etude (Record Review): Hamza el Din, Escalay
It occurred to me a couple of nights ago to write a column for the newspaper, so I did. And the Green Bay Press-Gazette will be running it on Sunday. I've done this a couple of times over the past few years (I need to send them a better photo). Recently Anthem Blue Cross Blue … Continue reading Why the Self-Employed (Even Conservatives) in Wisconsin Should Get Behind BadgerCare for All