Author Archives: markhal

Entry 765: Things I’ve Learned as a First-Time Grandfather

Well, I’ve been a grandfather for about 24 hours now, and I’m ready to impart some essential advice to readers who plan on following in my grandfatherly footsteps. In no particular order . . . Before accepting a used high-tech … Continue reading

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Entry 764:. . . and Lyft is Working with the Navy on Water Taxis

Well, here’s a team-up I didn’t see coming: the United States Army and . . . . . . Uber. I know what you’re thinking, but, no, the following scenario will not be played out in Afghanistan: Soldier #1: According … Continue reading

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Entry 763: Party Line

In one of the most nauseating news stories of 2018, New York Magazine reports that President Trump and Fox News personality Sean Hannity talk on the phone almost every night. According to the report . . . “All White House … Continue reading

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Entry 762: I’m Not a Real Person; I Just Play One on TV

I’ve waited long enough. It’s time I used this platform to address one of the scourges of our society, something almost every American can agree on even in these devisive times, something nearly everyone hates, regardless of political affiliation, ethnicity, … Continue reading

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Entry 761: Crying 101

The University of Utah now has a cry closet. It’s in the school’s library. And its sole purpose is to provide a shelter to cry on. It’s been a long time since I was in college, but I don’t remember … Continue reading

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Entry 760: Let Them Eat Fakes

I’ve written a few times about art, and what makes one thing art and something else a stack of car parts welded together. It is clear to me that if somebody rolls out of bed in the morning, the bed … Continue reading

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Entry 759: If Everyone Else is Crazy, You’re the One Who’s Screwed

My cousin-in-law Douglas, who I’ve mentioned previously in this blog after he asked me why I never mentioned him in this blog, gave me a pair of books for my birthday. One was Living Successfully With Screwed-Up People, which is a … Continue reading

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