Hang Out with Promiscuous Sneezers

My favorite Meetup every month is the Sacramento Speakers Meetup (See https://www.meetup.com/sacramentospeakersnetwork/). It’s a Meetup with more than 2,500 members, of whom 35-75 show up at any given meeting. There are many reasons for this. First, I’ve been going to this Meetup for more than ten years, so I know lots of people Second, the format […]

Being Out of Step is Better than Being Out of Order

There’s a great British mystery series from the 1990s called A Touch of Frost, starring David Jason. As with many of these shows, Inspector Frost is a little odd. He doesn’t quite fit in with what everyone else wants him to be. And, of course, that’s part of his success. One of my favorite lines […]

A Tribute to Online Communities

One of the really great things about the internet is its ability to build communities. You might call them “virtual” communities, but that implies that they’re not real. Internet-based communities are very real. I know from my own experience that people can come together in a series of online communities and have those communities spill […]