A state of unrest can result from the fatigue of inaction as easily as from the fatigue of over-exertion. In my life I have felt the latter more often. In fact the harder I work, the more rested I become — given the opportunity to sleep, of course. I recommend hard work as the best antidote to unrest.

This is a moment when white Americans, include myself, need to stay unrested— to live in it. Stay unrested with our fellow black Americans. We, as white Americans need to to have a conversation about how we are are representing America, not…


The San Francisco Bay Area is home to five major refineries, which have been the source of a large portion of the area’s air emissions for both toxicity and particulate matter which cause chronic respiratory illnesses and premature death.

In this new era of carbon, the state of California is has pushed forward, ostensibly with noble goals, to regulate carbon emissions from large sources, including refineries. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), however has used this as a this somewhat specious excuse to absolve themselves from regulating air-quality. …


I’ve loved technology for as long as I can remember. Throughout my life I’ve moved from one fascinated obsession to another. From Legos to the original Nintendo and later the Commodore 64 my mother bought us kids, teaching myself to type on the keyboard with Carmen Sandiego, Trying to install Yellow Dog Linux on my original iMac (Tangerine, if I remember right), to motorcycles (red 1976 Honda CB360) and European cars (1987 Saab turbo; black with tan leather interior), HAM radio in college and bicycles throughout my life.

Despite my lifelong love-affair with technology, including an engineering degree, I didn’t…


On this inauguration day, I thought I’d express some thoughts that have evolved over the last few weeks, months — actually they, like all thoughts have a long tail, but I digress. I hope that this might be a countervailing, even hopeful, view of recent events: contra-populist, if you will.
There are many dark thoughts that have swept over me these many long weeks since election night and which continue to wash over me in waves. In this I am not alone, I suspect and I am in a mood for strengthening my bond to my tribe and I hope…


Implying that a man has a small penis is equivalent to calling a woman fat. It is the insult most feared because it is the most pervasive measurement and some, including me, would argue that neither is within the absolute control of the insulted.

Now, I know what you’re thinking: Stop being so thin-skinned. This is Donald Trump we’re talking about — or something to that effect, but I have to disagree. In fact that response is exactly the problem with this line of attack — it’s the framing of the debate (if you can even call it that). Like…

Eric Allen Youngson

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