I can’t find the post that I wrote at some point in the last decade, but I know I’ve written about the range of impact that you can have at your job and on the world in general. For example, one might aspire to establishing new industries, like commercial space…


I’m a member of Generation X. You know, the slacker generation. I remember the fairly widespread dismissal of my people when I was in college, and in the years after that. It was all the stuff about us being generally disenchanted and never going to amount to anything. …


If you watched the prime time Emmy Awards this year, you may have noticed that most of the winners aren’t even technically on in prime time. They’re streamed, which means you can watch them any time you want. Still, they’re all lumped together, and the old TV networks were barely…


If there’s one thing the Internet can show you, it’s that people are exceptional at being assholes to each other. The latest example of this is the Serena Williams controversy, which has yielded little constructive conversation. I already wrote about my feelings on it, but if for some reason you…


I was reading a blog post by Om Malik about how he’s leaving Facebook, and it’s a declaration that a lot of people seem to be making lately, especially in technology circles. I respect Om and his writing, and I think he was a solid journalist, and I loved his…


Two years ago, I wrote about my fascination with the notion that the press, the actual journalistic institution of reporting news, had to necessarily abandon the fascination with being “neutral” and instead be truthful as the context requires. The short version of this is that if you’re covering a story…


If you grew up in Cleveland, and read its newspapers, or watched local TV news, then you probably knew Dick Feagler. He died yesterday, just short of his 80th birthday. While he certainly had his place as a journalist, what he was best known for was his commentary and editorial…


I don’t usually write about the darkest parts of my life. You’d never guess I was going through a separation and divorce in 2005/2006, for example, by reading my blog. But the reality is that people go through stuff, and everyone has “a thing” at some point that makes life…


Remember when the White House Correspondent’s Dinner was an event where you could make fun of the president, and call out the press itself for the dumb things it does? Those were good times. The rules in Washington are changing though, and these days, no side or faction has the…


I did a quick 24-hour trip to Northern Ohio for the Steel Vengeance media day at Cedar Point. I was talking with my PointBuzz co-creator Walt, when I realized that the site was essentially about to celebrate its 20th anniversary in May. I can’t believe that it’s been two decades…

Jeff Putz

Maker of software, author, roller coaster enthusiast, wannabe filmmaker, volleyball coach and friend to the earth.

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