Here's an article from the New York Times entitled "Is it OK to Blog About This Woman Anonymously?" Very interesting indeed.
"As we get older and more experienced, we overestimate the accuracy of our judgments, especially when the task is difficult and when we're involved with something of great personal importance." Gladwell, Malcolm. "Cocksure: Banks, battles, and the psychology of overconfidence." The New Yorker 27 July 2009: 26. Gladwell comes to this conclusion based (among other… Continue reading Getting Old(er)
I'm in the midst of planning my high school reunion. It will start on Guy Fawkes Day - though I don't anticipate that we will build a bonfire in the hotel lobby. Among other e-outreach activities, I set up a Facebook page for the event. The FB page contains info about the date, the city,… Continue reading Getting the Message Out…or IN
City of Pasadena position available: The Court Jester is a journey-level professional position designed to highlight absurdity and make frank yet witty observations about civic life in the City of Pasadena. Essential Functions: Court Jester performs the full range of humor using hyperbole, metaphor, and timing to administer satire (with an emphasis on blatant inconsistency),… Continue reading Wanted: Court Jester
Alert: Pasadena-specific content. Contains references to the deep recesses (dirty cracks?) of the Pasadena, California blogosphere. Is Ann Erdman the owner/author of Pasadena Newer Progressive? If you think so, you're wrong. Ann Erdman has nothing to do with the Pasadena Newer Progressive. I didn't post on that blog either until yesterday when AP gave me… Continue reading The Free Speech Continuum
My name is Neob and I am from the planet JohBirSo. I have tied Kelly up (for her own good!) and taken over her blog. She will be released depending on how she treats my dog, Precious. You probably know that Kelly shows great indifference to all things four-legged (except CO). Can she be reformed?… Continue reading The Cover Up: A Mountain of Evidence
Call me old fashioned, but I do enjoy my local Obon Festival. The Pasadena Buddhist Temple is holding its Obon this weekend (Saturday and Sunday)---details here. The best teriyaki chicken east of the international dateline is being prepared right now. Thanks to a mild on shore flow, the whole neighborhood smells like teriyaki. If you've… Continue reading Obon Festival in Pasadena