“My CEO walked off with $41 million and all I got was this lousy T-shirt!”

“My CEO walked off with $41 million and all I got was this lousy T-shirt!” Cute, methinks. A great example of the cynicism that most have of corporate America, even those who live within it, and rely deeply upon this system for their livelihoods. I wonder when corporate leaders will finally realize that they’ve overdrawn Read More …

Another Seattle Icon Closes – Bud’s Jazz Records

Bud’s Jazz Record’s is Closing   I first heard of Bud’s when I was studying Jazz at Edmonds Community College in the 1980’s (with Bob Nixon, Frank DeMiero, Jim Guard, amongst other luminaries) and my classmates and I would make pilgrimages. Bud’s willingness to walk me through the store and introduce me to great trombonists Read More …

Big Brother’s Roving Red Eye

Watch out, you’re being watched   As I develop more interest in security and its underlying systems, this story is both fascinating and disturbing. It boggles my mind that Homeland Security is monitoring random spots on the main freeway (north-south) through Washington (I5), and that they’re sensitive enough to detect radiation from a cat undergoing Read More …