Month: March 2019

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    A truck spilled several bags of marijuana across a San Francisco area freeway (880 in Emeryville if you must know). CHP posted on twitter, “Roses are red, violets are blue, your spilled weed is green and we have a citation just for you!” A Florida man decided he wanted to get all his neighbors high […]

  • March Madness is our Koshien

    March Madness is our Koshien

    NCAA March Madness is like Japan’s High School baseball tournament. Both serve as national catharsis bringing people together around a celebration of youth and the future.

  • Elizabeth Holmes – The Inventor

    Elizabeth Holmes, a reading list

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Jelly Belly, the California-based jelly bean company that was a favorite treat of Ronald “just say no” Reagan, debuted a cannabis-infused jelly bean. The national pharmacy chain CVS announced that it began selling CDB products in 8 states. Worlds collided over at Porsche where they announced they will be releasing an all-electric 911 car bringing […]

  • Mr. Jimmy

    Mr. Jimmy

    One of the highlights of SXSW 2019 that I want to expand on a bit was seeing the premier of Mr. Jimmy, a documentary film about the Jimmy Page tribute artist, Akio Sakurai. The film is a loving appreciation of Japanese attention to detail and craft. In much the same way that Jiro Dreams of […]

  • SXSW 2019 Highlights

    SXSW 2019 Highlights

    It’s been twelve years since I last was at SXSW – time flies – I wrote about it then so for continuity’s sake I might as well share some highlights from this year. What I learned Following the success of the New York Times’ The Daily podcast, the Grey Lady will dip its toe into […]

  • The week that was (Ides of March)

    The week that was (Ides of March)

    Fed chairman Jerome Powell used a piece of fine art to illustrate how too much focus on the details can sometimes obscure the bigger picture. “We have artificially created a state that evolves in a direction opposite to that of the thermodynamic arrow of time,” said Gordey Lesovik, a quantum physicist from the Moscow Institute […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    The wonder of shrimp cocktails, surviving on Taco Bell Fire Sauce, and a $380k flying jet motorcycle.

  • Serena Williams is Crazy

    Serena Williams is Crazy

    Serena Williams is crazy. . . in a good way.

  • Kevin Kelly on Mirrorworld

    Kevin Kelly on Mirrorworld

    Digitizing all the things.