Mary Oliver - RIP

Mary Oliver — Rest in Peace

Eric Holthaus reminding us of Wild Geese by Mary Oliver

/ January 22, 2019
Aeromexico DNA Discount for MAGA bigots

Aeromexico Highlights Mexican Descendants in the South with DNA Discounts

In case you missed it, Aeromexico wanted southerners to realize that many of them are descendants of Mexican ancestry. The airline produced an ad which tested a handful of bigoted MAGA southerners and gave them a percent discount equivalent to...

/ January 22, 2019
dalai lama - helping others

Dalai Lama on Helping Others

Our visit to this planet is short, so we should use our time meaningfully, which we can do by helping others wherever possible. And if we cannot help others, at least we should try not to create pain and suffering...

/ January 22, 2019
Archangel Ancient Tree Archive

Archangel is Replanting Giant Sequoia and Redwood Trees

While the speed of climate change and global warming presents the need for immediate action, I appreciate long term tactics working steadily to preserve our ecosystem. The Archangel Ancient Tree Archive obtains DNA from both intact and fallen Sequoias and...

/ January 22, 2019
Wired Vanish Evan Ratliff Jeff Reifman

Vanishing in the Digital Age – Evan Ratliff at Picnic

I came across this presentation by Evan Ratliff about Wired’s Vanish contest. I’d never seen and it was nice to hear him share the story. Ratliff has had a big year, his startup publishing platform Atavist was acquired by WordPress’s...

/ January 9, 2019
emma bot working throughout shutdown

Emma the Immigration Bot Still Working Despite the Shutdown

While the United States spins out of the control under President Putin’s government shutdown, Emma the immigration bot is still working over at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Not even talk of a wall or the gap in pay will...

/ January 9, 2019
swedish molina mislead anesthesiology marketplace

Swedish and Molina Misled Patients on Anesthesiology Coverage

Molina Dodges Rules on Marketplace Coverage Update: Check out related article: State’s Health Insurance Marketplace Toxic to Entrepreneurs, Self-Employed. I consulted an insurance agent last month to assist me in selecting a marketplace plan for 2019. Since I’d had my brain surgery, radiation...

/ January 9, 2019