In December of 2018, journalist (and Gastronomad) Mike Elgan announced his Declaration of Independence from Facebook. It was already very clear at that time that Facebook had become a cesspool, not to mention a serious threat to privacy for its users. I had myself become disillusioned with Facebook by that time, so I joined Mr.… Continue reading 2021 Goal: Leave Google Services And Improve Personal Online Privacy
Marjorie Taylor Greene is a QAnon supporter, a Trump supporter, a school shooting denier, and one of the members of Congress directly responsible for the January 6th insurrection which targeted the likes of Nancy Pelosi, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Mike Pence, and many other Congressional members with the intent to murder them. She is not fit to… Continue reading Contact My Congresspeople: Remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from the Education and Labor Committee
I originally posted this on my previous website for World Backup Day. Today is not that day, but I’ve seen some people online sad because they’ve lost data. I don’t want you to be sad, so here is my reminder to BACK UP YOUR DATA!!! A couple updates to the article – I now back… Continue reading Every Day Is Backup Day
Here’s a crazy idea – Our government should support its citizens during a pandemic crisis. The last administration sure didn’t, so now it is up to the new administration to do so. One hopes that having the Executive and Legislative branches under Democratic control will make this easier, but we should not take that for… Continue reading Contact Your Congresspeople: The Biden-Harris Coronavirus Rescue Plan
This is my first outreach to my Congressional representatives since President Biden took office. I do not want to let up now that Trump is out. We still have the GOP and all of it’s reactionary right-wing ideals to fight against. One way to fight the GOP is the fight to remove one of largest… Continue reading Contact Your Congresspeople: For The People Act (H.R. 1/S. 1)
Yesterday, the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps, a World Class member and former champion of Drum Corps International, released a statement announcing that the organization was adopting an anti-racism policy. As far as I know, this is the first policy of its kind in the drum corps activity, and one which is incredibly important as… Continue reading Racism In Drum Corps
I recently stumbled across and shared a video from when I was a drum corps rookie, attending my first Glassmen audition camp for the 1992 season. It seems doubly appropriate, then, that I now share another video of me in drum corps, this time from January of 2001 with the Empire Statesmen. We were months… Continue reading Hey, That’s Me!!! – 2001 Presidential Inaugural Parade Edition
Talk about a blast from the past. My fellow Glassmen alum Chad Clum had uploaded a video he had recorded from the 1992 Glassmen’s December rehearsal/audition camp. Take a look at the guy in the center of the picture. Yeah, that’s 17 year old me, still in high school, with only three prior drum corps… Continue reading Hey, That’s Me!!!