Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

From Popular Science, a story about one weird animal… Really, almost everything about platypuses defies how we think about most mammals. They do give milk to their babies, but unlike almost all other mammals they don’t have nipples. Instead, they essentially...
Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Remember those geniuses who said having two outlet malls in the valley wouldn’t sign a death warrant for Chesterfield Mall? The place is almost a ghost town, and is now up for sale — at a discount. This single paragraph in Brian Feldts piece in the St....

Facebook Tarnished

Facebook has been in the crosshairs of critics for quite a while, and the news this week of a Trump-connected behavior-modification firm getting its hands on private details of fifty million users hasn’t helped. Mark Zuckerberg and his team have a lot to answer...

I See Red Tape

I have spent far too much of this week dealing with paperwork on behalf of my mother. She’s 93 years old and suffers from dementia, so doing her taxes and paying her bills and managing most of life outside her assisted living facility is simply impossible. While...