No single generation is responsible for all of society’s problems, and stereotyping an entire generation ignores its positive contributions.

I just finished reading yet another article, written by a Millennial, explaining how their life sucks and why Boomers are to blame. It seems “Boomers Ruined Everything” has practically achieved meme status. The thing is, that assumption couldn’t be farther from the truth. Let’s examine some of the popular complaints.

Boomers destroyed the environment via neglect, greed, and rampant consumerism.


True tales from the trenches of consumer product repair. The customer is always right, except when they aren’t.

I used to fix things for a living. I enjoyed the work, and the opportunity to interact with customers. …



The Japanese respect and celebrate their elders. Americans? Not so much.

The Japanese holiday of Keirō no Hi was created in 1947, over a decade before I was born, but I only just discovered it. …


Recently renewed interest in vinyl LP record albums has rekindled interest in both long-form music appreciation and the high-fidelity hobby while technical advances reduce the size and cost of quality audio gear

Cat staring at gramophone horn

Records are the original at-home listening medium, pre-dating even radio as a way common people could enjoy professional music performances in the comfort and privacy of their own homes. …


9/17/21: I wrote this ten years ago, but it is just as pertinent today, if not more so.

This has been a long-standing pet peeve of mine, along with a disproportionate emphasis on families (as opposed to individuals, people, humans, citizens), particularly by government and politicians.

Don’t Hate Me Now

I suppose I should…


9/21/21: The desert has some entertaining wildlife if you sit still long enough to watch it. The small spring-fed creek also helped to attract them. I captured these images at a place I was camped at over ten years ago. Not many bunnies and squirrels where I am now. Instead, I get to watch the quail frolicking and roadrunners running.

Barefoot Mike

Michael Schrody: Audio guru and tech wizard. Cat whisperer and dabbler in the arcane. No shirt, no shoes, no pants, no gods — no worries! ko-fi.com/barefootmike

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