My phone has become self aware

During the past Holiday weekend, I took a fair amount of video and pictures with my new Pixel 2, which has a super great camera. What it also has, apparently, is an AI that edits together pictures and videos and creates video clips for me, complete with music and effects. All of it without me …

Christmas Cat

Happy Holidays! I hope you are all having a great time with your families and friends and pets. Give the little furballs extra treats and hugs! Pets can detect emotions, so the cheer will spread to them too, if you let it. Don't leave them out in the cold!

The holidays are upon us

Buy more things shop spend hurry deals quick! What a stressful time of year. Don't forget to take some time each day to think about your family and friends, and what they mean to you--much more than however many dollars you spend on them...

Thanks for existence, universe!

I'm thankful to exist, to be able to experience pleasure and thought and excitement and wonder, and even to experience sadness and longing and melancholy--because these are all things, all flavors of the world that mix together to make the meal of life. I'm thankful I can write without pain, and think without pain, and …

Seasons

I wonder what it would have been like for an ancient people migrating from an equatorial region and seeing seasons for the first time. Winter would seem like the end of the world... The trees are dying all around, it's getting colder and even the sun hides beyond the horizon most of the time. The …