Bitcoin’s Biggest Loser

A Welsh systems engineer is dealing with the cost of regret after carelessly discarding crypto now worth $184 million  What scares me about digital assets are the clickbait headlines screaming warnings like “Account Holders Wake up to $0 Balances.” It seems digital assets are so insidious they can’t but help to be party to crimes … Continued

Comedy 101: A Confidence Game

It was love at first sight when I discovered improv To this day, I still remember the first time I ever saw an improv show. It was in the basement of my dorm, freshman year at Indiana University, and a rag-tag troupe of improvisers called Pumpernickel performed in our dorm’s coffee house. One of the … Continued

Happy Glamper

A longtime camper ditches
her rustic tent for a more
luxurious take on enjoying
the outdoors

EV Rider

Harley-Davidson is finally producing bikes that environmentally conscious younger riders could love. But is it too late for another comeback? Any list of prominent companies that have been around more than 100 years would probably include Coca-Cola, Kellogg’s and Harley-Davidson. Coca-Cola started as a temperance drink, cornflakes as an “anti-masturbatory” cure and Harley-Davidson as America’s … Continued

It’s Not Easy Going Green

Copious torque and a clear environmental conscience can’t compensate for Tesla’s painfully high price, mediocre interior appointments and that uneasy feeling called range anxiety “When this sucker hits 88 mph, you’re gonna see some serious shit.” While Emmett “Doc” Brown in the movie Back to the Future was talking about a souped-up DeLorean time machine, … Continued

The Cult of Peloton

Devotees made a stationary bike company rich—for a while Things about me: I’ve never read Harry Potter books, I haven’t watched one second of Succession and I’ve never had a milkshake with half of a chocolate cake sticking out of it. I’m not big on hype. Not to be a contrarian, but I hate being … Continued

Cartoon Clairvoyance

The Simpsons displays an uncanny ability to tap into the zeitgeist and a knack for predicting the future Methods of predicting the future include old-school toys like the mystifying Magic 8-Ball and the slightly haunted Ouija board. But a local psychic or astrologist on TikTok can provide a slightly more high-powered approach: “I see you … Continued

Fix the CPI or Bust

A new century dawned a long time ago. When will the Consumer Price Index catch up to the way we actually live? I have a framed print that I found at a local art fair. (No, it’s not Live, Laugh, Love. I’m not a psychopath.) It’s a picture of a Chihuahua with the caption, “I … Continued

Dealing With My Data Issues

Every action I took to protect my data took too long, cost money or wasn’t user-friendly to anyone born before 1981 My favorite tale of privacy involves a lot of unexpected players. I was camping in Michigan last summerand had a hankering for pizza. As I stood in line, the server asked a customer ahead … Continued