To Occupy Such a Time as This

Amidst the uncertainty swirling around the global occupy movement, a group of citizens in my city are forging ahead with a laser-sharp plan. Like many people (indeed, perhaps the majority of the population) I find myself supportive of the occupy movement’s general values, at least in principle. (In fact, most of the people I talk …

That Person

That person. The one you keep running into and your conversation always goes like this: “We really should grab a coffee sometime and catch up.” That person. You know you share something in common with them, but you’re not exactly sure what that commonality is yet. That person. You have no agenda other than a …

Friends as Subscribers

When I opened my first MySpace account, I thought to myself, “This is going to turn my friends into hobbies!” It was so remarkably addictive to know what other people were thinking and doing all the time. MySpace, Facebook, Twitter — the Internet has nurtured exponential growth of this phenomenon of the digital incarnation of …